In today's day and age, bacteria and germs are simply a part of life. When you are out in public, you touch everything from doorknobs to flushers in public bathrooms to the telephone at your desk at work. All of these different things have bacteria and germs on them that could cause you to become ill with a variety of different ailments ranging from the common cold to more serious conditions such as swine flu.
Although you cannot eliminate germs and bacteria entirely from your world, you can take steps to protect yourself. One of the most important steps you can take is the regular use of hand wipes.
Why Use Hand Wipes
The Center for Disease Control advises frequent cleaning of the hands to protect against illnesses such as Swine Flu. Sometimes, however, it is not possible to wash your hands with anti-bacterial soap regularly. Liquid sanitizers also may not be able to do a thorough job in getting your hands clean of all germs. Hand wipes, however, can be a very effective way of ensuring that you remove anything on your hands that could potentially make you sick.
Hand wipes are pre-moistened with a hand sanitizer that is both safe and effective at killing germs. You can thoroughly clean your hands with these wipes, killing more bacteria and germs than you do with most anti-bacterial liquid sanitizers or with a quick soap and water wash. Up to 99.9 percent of germs can be eliminated with good wipes with FDA-approved sanitizers, helping to ensure that you are fully protected.
When Should You Use Hand Wipes?
Hand wipes can be kept in your purse, in your car and at your desk at work. Hand wipes are also routinely used in schools, call centers, banks, offices and other public places. Having wipes with you at all times allows you to periodically sanitize your hands throughout the day, especially before eating or drinking anything that will require you to put your hands close to your mouth.
Hand wipes can especially come in handy:
- After coming into contact with nut products, since so many people are allergic to nuts today.
- After shaking hands with someone who might have a cold or other illness
- When using a shared telephone
- Before eating or drinking
- After the use of public bathrooms
- When you have opened a door using a public door knob
- When kids are playing on playground equipment that is shared by others
- Before preparing a meal
- After handling money received from a cashier or bank teller