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Old 01-13-2013, 01:05 PM   #1
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Default Contact Points You Might Want to Consider

We are all pretty aware that things like shopping cart handles, door knobs and gas pumps are high contact points that can transfer virus' and germs but did you ever consider the less obvious contamination points?

incoming mail
grocery surfaces (canned goods, produce)
restaurant doors, chairs, tables and condiment containers
money
purse bottoms after being set on the floor
community coat racks
your clothing after you've been in public

Its easy to say don't touch your mouth, nose and eyes, cover your mouth when you sneeze or cough and wash your hands often but how do you suggest handling these kinds of things? Awareness is the first step. Now what?
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We are all pretty aware that things like shopping cart handles, door knobs and gas pumps are high contact points that can transfer virus' and germs but did you ever consider the less obvious contamination points?

incoming mail
grocery surfaces (canned goods, produce)
restaurant doors, chairs, tables and condiment containers
money
purse bottoms after being set on the floor
community coat racks
your clothing after you've been in public

...how do you suggest handling these kinds of things? Awareness is the first step. Now what?
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The second step would be to isolate them until possible contamination dies.

SARS research indicated that the SARS virus could not be "recovered" from a piece of paper; was recoverable from fabric for a couple of hours (hard, tight woven fabrics longest), and from hard metal or plastic surfaces for several days. This may vary somewhat from virus to virus, but most seem to die quickly outside of a body.

In a contagion area, learn to say, "Keep the change". So far, soap and water washing seems to be effective in removing viral contamination from clothing.

This is not to say that a hardier virus may not emerge. If so, someone will post it on this BM.

p.s. Also beware of elevator buttons and stairwell rails...


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Old 04-19-2013, 04:14 PM   #3
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The safest thing to do is assume everything outside your home is contaminated. For parents with kids - playrooms at restaurants, toys at doctors' offices... Clothing you riffle through at a store. ANYTHING could nail you if the person before you was infected.

Impossible to live in a complete bubble so... carry hand sanitizer, use it very often if it gets hinky & cross your fingers.
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Watch the series "Monk," and you will know how to avoid contamination.
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