GermsThey're less paranoid than you might expect, but what they worry about (airplanes, laundry!) will surprise you.
71% Don't Clean Hands After Touching Public Surfaces I'm [just] careful to wash my hands before eating. I didn't get a respiratory infection because I touched a door handle after a sick person touched it; I got it because I then touched my hand to my eye or nose.
-Michael Pentella, PhD, clinical associate professor, University of Iowa College of Public Health
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29% Carry Hand Sanitizer I prefer soap and water. If that's not available, I'll use sanitizer-but I'm not religious about carrying it. -Rima Khabbaz, MD, director for infectious diseases at the CDC
86% Don't Disinfect Shopping Carts You'll find germs on shopping cart handles, but you'll also find them on meat and other food as well. After I leave the grocery store, I use an alcoholic wipe or gel on my hands. Then I wash them after I unload the Read More »from Boost Your Immune System: How Germ Experts Stay Healthy