Avoiding germ infections in public transport is in our hands. We must be prudent and aware of the importance of hygiene.
The Infosalus portal recently warned in this article about how risky is public transport for the spread of germs, defining it as “the perfect scenario for contracting viruses”.
The sum of the large influx of people, together with a closed stage and viral diseases in the most susceptible times of the year, results in multiple infections.
It is practically impossible to keep the subway bars or the seats always clean and free of germs.
However, we can take a series of measures that will help us avoid possible infections in public transport.
If you sneeze, never use your hand to cover yourself
From a very young age they teach us that it is impolite not to cover our mouth every time we cough or sneeze.
But rarely do they teach us to do this action correctly. And, covering your mouth with your hand does nothing but feed the proliferation of germs. Precisely, this limb is known to be one of the main “means of transport” of germs.
Instead of using our hands to cover our mouth when coughing or sneezing, it is more advisable to cover ourselves with the arm (preferably at the elbow) or with a handkerchief that we will discard later.
In this way, we avoid the contagions that occur when covering the mouth with the hand and transferring the germs to the bar where later more people will be subjected.
Carry hand sanitizer gel with you
In some means of transport, such as the subway, we hardly have access to everything we need to wash our hands.
Hand disinfectant gel allows us to eliminate up to 99.9% of the germs from our hands at any time and in any place.
We can have it in different formats that will facilitate the action of disinfecting our hands.
Of course, it is important that we be aware that, in no case, the use of hydroalcoholic gels replaces the washing of hands with soap and water.
Avoid contact with your hands to the fullest
It is inevitable that in some means of public transport we touch the grab bar, the seat or the button that opens the doors.
That our hands are dirty after having done all these actions is a reality as well as a fact.
However, we can avoid contagion. As? Avoiding scratching one eye, for example.
In the case of children, it is important to check that they do not put their hands in their mouths, among other things.
In any of the cases, we are forced to live with germs and, in fact, it is natural for our body to end up generating resistance.
Even so, it is in our hands to let the germs, whether in the form of viruses or bacteria, affect us or not.