by Julia Samuel on  October 11, 2017 at 7:37 PM Lifestyle News
Five Common Daily Habits That Make You Fall Sick
Certain daily habits which have become a routine can actually make you fall sick. It is not the toilet pot and the floor are the dirtiest places.

Microbiologist Professor Sally Bloomfield points out that regular hand washing is the only way to stay away from infection.

Using the Phone In the Loo

: Using your cell phone when you're on the toilet is actually a very dangerous mistake to make.

Dr Paul Matewele from London Metropolitan University, said, "Touching your phone between using the toilet and washing your hands is a very bad idea." "Toilet seats, handles, sinks and taps are covered in germs such as E. coli, which can cause urinary tract infections and intestinal illness, C. diff which can result in diarrhoea, and acinetobacter which can cause a contagious respiratory infection," he added.

Uncleared Handbags

Using the same hand bag without clearing it out occasionally can also harbor micro-organisms including norovirus, MRSA and E. coli. Avoid taking them to the toilet and vacuuming inside your bag and wiping down the exterior with an antibacterial cloth will help keep it sanitary.


According to a research 39.7 percent of shoes were carrying C. diff which can cause diarrhea. Dr. Matewele believes people can get seriously sick if they accidentally ingest C. diff. People should take their shoes off at the door and pack them in cloth bags when traveling.

Unclean TV Remote

TV remote controls usually travel almost all around the house and is handled by many. Keeping it clean should be something people should definitely do. According to Dr Matewele, because of the frequency which they are handled, remote controls can be riddled with germs including E. coli.

Sponges Used For Dish Washing

Sponges are believed to be the ideal breeding grounds for microbes because they get a nourishing, warm, moist environment, along with nutritive material from food waste. Replacing sponges every month, or washing at a high temperature in the dishwasher should keep bacterial growth at bay.

Source: Medindia

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