Facts about Germs

Germs are all around us.  Although most of them are harmless little critters there are some that cause infections and illnesses which are best avoided through good hand hygiene. 

Did you know:

  • Nearly 80% of all germs that cause sickness are spread via our hands
  • A single germ can multiply to become more than 8 million germs in just one day
  • You’re likely to find more germs on everyday items such as computer keyboards, telephones and chopping boards than you’d find on your toilet seat
  • One sneeze propels up to 100,000 bacteria into the air at 200mph
  • You could be infected with flu and able to spread germs up to 3 days before symptoms first begin