How Long Are Germs Infectious Outside The Human Body?Flu viruses will remain infectious on hard surfaces, like tables or doorknobs for up to 24 hours.
Should We Be Concerned About All The Germs On Our Phones?They're in our hands all the time while we're at work, on the go, even in the bathroom. Studies show our cellphones are 10 times dirtier than a toilet seat. But what does that actually mean?
Ultra-Clean Homes Can Trigger Childhood Cancer, Study FindsA groundbreaking study into what triggers cancer has found that children who are "too hygienic" and are kept away from other kids were at greater risk for developing leukemia.
Minneapolis Company Launches Alcohol-Free Hand SanitizerWith cold and flu season in full swing, we're seeing a lot of wringing of hands. Not out of worry, but with concern for spreading germs. The use of sanitizer lotions squeezed from a bottle and lathered into hands is a multi-million dollar a year business.
After WCCO Report, Lawmaker Wants Playgrounds Safer, CleanerThere’s a call for change after a WCCO report. Last week, WCCO shared the results of a germ test from some Twin Cities indoor playgrounds.
Hidden Health Problems At Indoor PlaygroundsA mother from Arizona has spent the last two years exposing what she calls a hidden health problem at indoor playgrounds. Now, she's working with a lawmaker in Minnesota and hopes to get a similar law passed in St. Paul this session.
Avoid These 8 Surfaces With The Most Germs, Stay HealthyWith a flu outbreak causing sickness here in Minnesota, everybody is looking for ways to avoid it. Experts say good hand washing is the key but there are other ways to avoid germs.
How To Stay Clear Of Germs At The PoolWith the hot, muggy days we are having, kids will be heading to the pools to cool off. It's fun and good exercise, but even chlorinated pools have germs that can make you sick.
Research Shows TV Remote Has Most Germs In A Hotel RoomIf you're planning to stay in a hotel this summer, a new study that suggests you might want to bring the disinfectant.
New Device Kills Household Germs With UV LightThe cold and flu season has officially begun, and one company says it has the newest tool to protect you and your family since hand sanitizer.
Good Question: Where Are The Most Germy Places?We know that germs are everywhere, and they're not all bad. But when most people think of places coated with germs in public, they maybe think of door handles or bathrooms.