Scary Health Facts

It’s not just coughs and sneezes that spread diseases. One
single bacteria cell can multiply to become more than 8
million cells in less than 24 hours. Just imagine what’s on
the toilet door handle you just touched, the taps and even
on other people’s hands…

Flies can’t eat solid food. They vomit on food to make it soft
before sucking it back up. Flies will eat anything from poo,
to your roast dinner. Speaking of poo, a typical bowel
movement can contain up to 100 billion potentially disease-
causing organisms some of which end up in the air and on
the toilet even after flushing – even if the lid is put down.
When you’re cleaning special attention should be paid to
anything likely to be touched or contaminated with feces.
This includes lavatory seats, flush handles, door handles,
wash basins, taps, floors, tiling, light switches, potties, baby-
changing mats etc.

Airborn – Different viruses cause the common cold and flu,
but both are spread through the air in tiny droplets
produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or
breathes. When you sneeze your body is getting rid of
infected cells and an average sneeze will spread over
100,000 virus cells up to 30 feet. And, in case you were
wondering, people suffering from a cold can spread the
virus from two days before the symptoms of the illness start
and up to four days afterwards. On average, adults catch
two to three colds each year. School-age children can have
twelve or more colds in a year.

Do not use eyeshadow if you have an eye infection as this
will aggravate the problem. You could also pass the bacteria
on to the eyeshadow with the applicator or your finger. And
pay attention to how those suave mall makeup artists apply
their products on your face. You don’t want to get used
tools. Which reminds us, never use lipstick if you have a
cold sore, it will aggrivate the cold sore but, more
importantly, the infection will be on the lipstick and you
could re-infect your mouth. Ok, one more thing, never
share mascara as this is the most common way to pass on
eye infections such as conjunctivitis.

The wart virus is very contagious. The skin cells on the warts
release thousands of viruses and touching the wart or skin
cells on it releases the virus, which can then infect others.
Similarly, 6-9 million Americans have toenail fungus. Protect
your feet by keeping them clean and dry. Furthermore, a
tiny flake of infected skin from a person with athlete’s foot
can fall off whilst showering. It may then be trodden on by
others who can then develop the infection. Once a small
patch of infection develops it typically spreads along the
skin.

High heels over 1.5 inches could lead to broken and twisted
ankles as well as knee and backstrain. Pointed shoes could
lead to bunions and hammer toes.

Don’t neglect your beard. If you do it will smell like a sweaty
armpit. Dirty beards harbour the same smelly bacteria that
live in smelly armpits. Human beards that aren’t regularly
maintained or groomed create the perfect environment for
human lice.

Make sure you brush and floss your teeth twice a day to
avoid plaque. Plaque produces smelly gasses and bacteria
which lead to bad breath and gum disease.

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