It's typical for many of us to go to the bathroom and wash up before we sit down to a meal, right? But maybe we should wait until after we've handled the menu, because what's not typical is that the staff is wiping these menus down.
Bathroom sinks and toilets may get wiped down, but what about the soap dispensers? Rarely do they get cleaned. If they did, they wouldn't have been found to harbor harmful fecal bacteria in tests.
It feels good to use hard cash and not run up those credit card bills, but keep in mind that germs like money too. A Swiss study found that some strains of the flu virus can survive on paper money for as long as three days.
By the way if germs are mixed with mucus, they live up to 17 days. That's why it pays to carry around hand sanitizer everywhere you go!
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