Travel Advice - Keeping hands clean during
The medical profession tells us that bacteria are often spread by
contact with others or by contact with surfaces that have been touched
that you keep your hands as clean as possible during travel to help
bacterial infections .
We don't know about you, but we have observed fellow
travelers using restrooms and not washing before they depart.
Unfortunately, this is the norm and these folks' hands may spread many
germs by the end of the day. These are not the hands we would like to
The following suggestions may help protect you from hand
transferred, bacterial infections when you travel
a small bottle of anti-bacterial hand sanitizer (e.g. PurellŪ or DialŪ)
and use it to clean your hands before eating and after shaking hands or
using a restroom, especially if you have touched the toilet seat or the
door to the toilet. Hand sanitizer products come in personal sized
bottles that will fit in a pocket, purse, or fannypack.
2. If you do not have hand
sanitizer available, wash your hands using soap and hot water whenever
possible. (Although we suspect you are an expert at washing hands, we
provide a short article on the
technique preferred by the
Center for Disease Control, just in case.
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