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What do you think is the Germiest place in America??

  Author:  15228  Category:(Discussion) Created:(10/31/2011 9:42:00 AM)
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I would guess the germiest places are Gas Station Rest rooms.  I guessed wrong.

A new study has found that the gas pump is the germiest, filthiest thing we touch in everyday life. That's according to Dr. Charles Gerba of the University of Arizona -- and he should know. A microbiologist, he's known by the nickname "Dr. Germ."

The research results released Tuesday found that 71% of gas pump handles and 68% of corner mailbox handles are "highly contaminated" with the kinds of germs most associated with a high risk of illness. The study by Kimberly-Clark Professional, and reported on in USA Today, says that 41% of ATM buttons and 43% of escalator rails are similarly teeming with germs.

Other highly contaminated places that many people probably never considered before, and now might fear using, are parking meters and kiosks, about 40% of which are fouled by germs. Crosswalk buttons and vending machines were tied at 35%.

As part of the study, hygienists swabbed suspected germ hotspots and then analyzed the findings. They used general industry sanitary standards as their benchmark.


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Halloween is Right around the corner.. .

Date: 10/31/2011 10:16:00 AM  From Authorid: 64365    From now on when I go out, I'm donning my holsters, and instead of putting whipped cream in them, I will be putting in cans of lysol, and suspending a plastic pouch of disinfectant wipes from my shoulder...  
Date: 10/31/2011 10:18:00 AM  From Authorid: 64365    ...my new motto will be: Have Lysol/Will Travel  
Date: 10/31/2011 10:40:00 AM  From Authorid: 15157    Ohhh I thought it was either Shopping cart handles or Public Computer Keyboards...  
Date: 10/31/2011 10:41:00 AM  From Authorid: 64819    Another one not listed, but well up there, is the floorboard of your car.  
Date: 10/31/2011 11:12:00 AM  From Authorid: 5940    Bring me my Haz-Mat suit!!  
Date: 10/31/2011 8:00:00 PM  From Authorid: 37843    I heared about that on the radio and I'm with Nani, gonna start traveling with lysol. Kiki, the carts used to be one of the germiest places but a lot of stores started putting sanitizer wipes at the indoor cart returns.  
Date: 11/1/2011 6:51:00 AM  ( From Author ) From Authorid: 15228    Floor board of the car?? I could see that, but I would think shopping carts would be up there as well. I notice most grocery store have wipes now to clean them off.  
Date: 11/1/2011 8:55:00 AM  From Authorid: 13729    My friends make fun of me because I am a slight germaphobe and I have a pair of work gloves in the backseat of the car for when I get gas lol Yes, I would agree with shopping carts too, Im glad the stores now have the disenfectant wipes...........  
Date: 11/1/2011 5:07:00 PM  From Authorid: 30051    When I read the title my first thought was LAS VEGAS!! It's sooooooo gross but you can't see it..I wonder what it would look like under those special lights they use?? NASTY!!  
Date: 11/4/2011 10:49:00 AM  From Authorid: 27403    Public bathrooms door handles. All public bathroom doors should open outward, so that you can wash your hands and then just lean into the door to open it.

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Date: 11/5/2011 6:17:00 AM  From Authorid: 11097    Oh how gross! I am kinda a germaphobe... so I already knew this I wear my gloves in the colder weather when I go to the gas station and hand sanitizer any other time. I guess my OCD keeps me healthy, lol.  

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