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Keep Handles Clean to Prevent Cold Virus Transmission

Get a Handle on Cold Prevention

We are in the middle of cold and flu season, and folks seem to be falling like flies. The common cold viruses can live on surfaces for up to two days, which means if you are sharing your house with someone who is sick, you best pay attention to the household handles you share with your sick friend or loved one.

To protect yourself, you should disinfect a few common home hot spots. Be sure to disinfect these areas regularly:

  • Doorknobs
  • Light switches
  • Refrigerator handles
  • Bathroom and kitchen faucets
  • Phone
  • TV remotes
  • Salt and pepper shakers

Remember, your best line of defense is to wash your hands regularly.


Join The Conversation
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
I used to do this at my old job all the time, Lysol baby!!
Spectra Spectra 8 years
Disinfecting things around your house is kind of a good idea, but viruses only live for 48 hours on any surface anyway. And bacteria live even fewer hours than that. The best way to keep yourself healthy is to wash your hands!!!!!!! Wash them all the time and use regular soap, warm water, and be sure to lather up for at least 30 seconds before you rinse.
Antioxidant Antioxidant 8 years
I just went around the house and did this as a preventative measure.
amybdk amybdk 8 years
Don't forget: computer keyboards & mouses!
c-a-t-h c-a-t-h 8 years
My roommate is sick right now and I've been rubbing everything down like it's going out of style. I am determined not to get it too!
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