Scrub Away Winter Germs: Cleaning Tips That Prevent Colds

Kick germs to the curb this cold and flu season with these simple cleaning strategies (10 Photos)

Christine Coppa on Dec 6, 2010 at 1:11PM

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Scrub Away Winter Germs: Cleaning Tips That Prevent Colds

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Disinfect Your Cell Phone

Did you know that your cell phone is dirtier than a toilet seat or the soles of your shoes? Even worse, "Germs love the heat generated by your cell phone and multiply when combined with the moisture from your breath," says Edelman. To combat this, wipe your phone with an antibacterial wipe that contains alcohol and benzethonium chloride—a combination that is effective against killing staph and salmonella. Wipe down TV remotes, too.

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