There are many things that can cause sickness in the world, and the majority of those things have to do with your everyday habits. Whether it be at your house, your workplace, the movies, or even where you sat down and had a nice dinner, the germs are lurking in every crevice.

Let’s start with your morning routine. If you’re a lady, just how long do you think you’ve had your makeup bag? The average makeup bag is about 4 years old and 45% of women never clean their makeup brushes. Another thing you touch hundreds of times a day, every day is your cell phone. But, did you know that 16% of cell phones have feces on them? What about what is going on in your own kitchen? A milliliter of foul water squeezed out of a kitchen sponge contains up to 10 million bacterias. And the seals of refrigerators tested positive for common molds around 83% of the time. These statistics will really make you question your daily routine.

Now, you’re on your way to work, whether you’re sick or not. An average of 72% of workers admit to working when they were sick and 53% of workers said it was because they feel guilty if they call in sick. Most of these sick people probably contracted their illness from the workplace. People who did not disinfect their desk had bacteria levels increase up to 31% in their office area during the day. Not to mention, cold and flu viruses can survive up to 18 hours on hard surfaces.

So what surfaces are considered a high risk for illness transmission? The break room faucet handles are made up of 75% bacteria, computer keyboards, microwave door handles, refrigerator door handles, and water fountain buttons all are high risk for illness transmission. To prevent the spread of sickness through the work place; wash your hands often, carry sanitizer to use as much as possible, and regularly clean your keyboard, phone and desk area.

With 2 out of 3 lemons tested in restaurants containing disease-causing bacteria, keyboards being 5 times dirtier than a toilet seat, and light switches carrying around 217 bacteria per square inch- it’s safe to say you’re going to come in contact with some germs. So, want to kill up to 99.9% of germs, bacteria, and viruses for over 2 weeks? Try ionSwipes for long-term antimicrobial wipes and prevent the spread of germs.

Courtesy of ionSwipes and Keeping it Kleen