Touch That Doorknob! Germs are everywhere. Those seconds on the
elevator, those minutes on the checkout line, that evening at the
cocktail party. They all bring you up close and personal with your
fellow human beings... and with germs. Whatever you call them-bacteria,
viruses, fungi, algae, or protozoa-these potent microorganisms are
on you, in you, and all around you by the trillions. And while many
are vital to our very lives, others are dangerous, even deadly.
this comprehensive, down-to-earth manual, a renowned microbiologist
and authority on germs shows you how microorganisms affect you in
daily life and how you and your immune system can fight back. From
the common infections such as a skin rash that you can get in your
home to the more dangerous contractible diseases such as hepatitis,
this accessible guide tells you:
- How to avoid
catching infections in the hospital
- How to kill
the thousands of germs that live in your kitchen sponge
- Which foods
contain the most dangerous germs
- When antibacterial
soap should be used
- How to stay
healthy while traveling
- What part
of your body hides the most germs
- Who should
get flu shots and why.
Touch That Doorknob! will also address these
items of interest (Or "germs of truth"):
- If antibiotics
can't kill the cold and flu virus, why are they often prescribed?
- How long
can mayonnaise linger in the refrigerator?
- Which room in your home harbors the most germs?
- When should you get vaccinated for rubella?
- Most colds arrive in winter. Right?
- How hot should your food be served?
nine covers just about every concern hidden within our kitchen walls
from food-borne illness, to the correct way to clean the floor. As
a mom and grandmother, I will be referring to the eye-opening information,
helpful tips and bare facts in this chapter often. Included is a chart
devoted to food storage. (If your mayonnaise is older than two months,
toss it out!)
only do we learn how germs make themselves at home in our homes, but
also at fast food restaurants, nursing homes, offices, hospitals and
on our pets. This book is not written to scare us, but to enlighten
us about the ways we can prevent illness and protect ourselves from
that little microscopic invader - the germ.
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