Everyday Germy Objects You Don't Want to Touch This Cold and Flu Season

With cold and flu season kicking into high gear, people everywhere are looking for ways to cut down on exposure to germs. Flu shots, green juices and herbal teas are a few methods, but sometimes the greatest thing you can do is to avoid particularly germy places during the fall and winter months. The Internet is filled with lists naming the most germ-infested locations you might encounter, however our editors have a feeling you're aware of your vulnerability sitting in a doctor office waiting room or watching your kids at the playground. So we compiled a list featuring some germ-loaded, everyday objects that might not be top of mind.


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    Germiest Things to Avoid

    Your Cell Phone/Tablet

    With people taking multitasking to the next level and bringing devices such as their cell phones and tablets into the bathroom, a recent study by British watchdog, Which?, claims that smartphones can be more contaminated with germs than a public toilet seat. Even if one draws the line at texting in the restroom, mobile devices carry more germs than ever before, as they travel with individuals everywhere. Switch up your cell phone cases often and be sure to invest in device-appropriate cleaning solutions.

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