There’s a very dangerous item lurking in your home. It could be in the den or the family room, or perhaps in a bedroom or even the kitchen. And it’s something you touch everyday…maybe several times a day. It’s just sitting there, collecting germs and waiting to make you sick. What is it?
It’s your computer keyboard! Unless you clean it regularly with disinfectant – and that only happens in about 12 percent of homes – your keyboard could be crawling with pathogens that you and others in your home could be ingesting every day. There are also probably tiny bits of food that have been sitting on your keyboard for a long time.
Of course, computer keyboards are not the only places where germs can congregate. The same types of pathogens could be on your coffeemaker, your cell phone and any reading materials you might keep in your bathrooms. All are capable of getting you and others sick. How gross is your computer keyboard? The answer is usually “pretty gross.”
The solution is a solution. If applied regularly, an alcohol-based solution should take care of 99 percent of the germs that can get you sick, not to mention all the other disgusting stuff that accumulates on your keyboard and elsewhere in your home.
Do you clean your computer keyboard regularly? What about doorknobs and frequently used kitchen appliances? We can be our own worst enemy when we fail to do the simple things that can keep us from spreading germs and getting sick. Let me know what other household items should be cleaned regularly that most of us probably neglect to clean. Your contribution to this discussion could help keep a fellow patriot healthy!