Scoping the Battlefield: Why is it important to wash your hands and fight against World Germination?

Jul 27, 2020

What makes the enemy so dangerous?

Although we cannot see them, they pack more terror than we think. A germ is a tiny microscopic organism invisible to the naked eye that can cause illnesses and diseases. There are 4 major types of germs, namely, bacteria, viruses, fungi, and protozoans. Each of these types of germs seek to harm us in the battle for World Germination. Harmful bacteria can reproduce in your body and release toxins that can damage the tissues in your body and make you sick. Viruses are infectious agents that can cause a wide range of illnesses ranging from minor ones like colds or the common flu to serious diseases like smallpox or hepatitis. Harmful fungi, on the other hand, causes diseases that can be visible like a rash or skin infections, or it may cause infections inside your body like pneumonia or infections in the bloodstream. And protozoans are organisms that may cause a host of infections too! One means of transmission of these may be through ingestion.

Germs in all its forms are completely capable of causing great harm to your body. That’s why we cannot take their attacks lightly. We must build up our defenses and fight against World Germination!

Enemy statistics


Lifespan: Germs can survive for up to three hours on your hands1

Army: One germ can multiply into more than 8 million germs in one day!2

Their Attack

One of their main targets is our hands. Because of the many things our hands touch and come into contact with, it is the part of our body that is most exposed to germs and bacteria. This battle could be beginning even without our knowledge. Wherever we go, whether it is at home, in school, at the office, while riding public transportation, and whatever we do, we may be unknowingly picking up germs.  

There are between 2-10 million bacteria on your fingertips and elbows.3 They quickly multiply and create an army ready to attack and begin their quest for World Germination.

Why are our hands a target?

The hands are a gateway to our body’s defenses. Once germs reach our hands, not only would it be easier for them to enter our body, but we could easily transmit them to other objects and other people, aiding their cause for World Germination! Killing these bacteria and germs is or only option to put a stop to their reign of terror! Once these foes are defeated, we prevent the likelihood of getting sick while protecting other people too!

Close to 80% of illness-causing germs are spread by our hands.4 This is because these germs may infiltrate our body when we touch our eyes, nose, and mouth. Our hands also come into contact with the food that we eat. If these germs are not eliminated before our meals are prepared or before we eat, they can easily make their way into our body.  

How do your hands get germs?

Find out some of the everyday items and surfaces you come into contact with that bring germs to your hands.

  • Cellphone - Studies have shown that your cell phone has 10x more bacteria than a toilet!5 One in 6 phones is even found to contain fecal matter.6

  • Door Knobs - Since different individuals touch door knobs all the bacteria, viruses and other such germs that are already in their hand, are spread to the different people who touch the same doorknobs as well.

  • Office Desk - Your office desk actually has 400x more bacteria than the average toilet since desks are not cleaned on a regular basis.


  • Computer mouse and keyboard - Some studies found 3,000 bacteria per square inch on computer keyboards and 1,600 on the average computer mouse.7

  • Remote Control - Your remote control is a top carrier of bacteria. 8

  • Purses and handbags - These bags have up to 10,000 bacteria per square inch, and 30% of them contain fecal bacteria.9

  • Light Switches - The average number of colony-forming units of bacteria on these switches are 112 per square centimeter.10

  • Bathroom Faucet Handles - These handles are filed with 6,267 bacteria/square inch!11

  • Kitchen sink - The average kitchen sink contains 100,000x more bacteria than the bathroom sink. 12

  • Toothbrush holder - 27% of toothbrush holders are home to sickness causing bacteria.13        

These are just some examples, imagine how much more germs are on other everyday surfaces and objects you come into contact with! Germs have truly prepared a large army to lay siege on our bodies. 

What can we do to fight back?

Since you now have an understanding of what we are up against, we can put our battle strategy in action. Our hands are carriers of these germs as we continue to touch various objects and surfaces. As it is the gateway of our bodies, it is important to mount a strong defence against the germs that try to invade our bodies through coming into contact with our hands.

There is one solution to stop these germs in their tracks, washing your hands! Our formidable foes don’t know what’s coming their way. We will combat all their attacks by washing our hands with our ally, the Hygienix Shower Rangers. Using a tough weapon like Hygienix Germ-Kill Soap puts an end to their reign of terror. But this weapon must be properly used in order to maximize the damage you can cause the germs on your hands. Follow our strategy [link to article 1] and win the battle! This proper hand washing routine not only saves you from illnesses and infections, but also protects other people around you with every germ you kill.

Keep hand sanitizers and alcohol ready too! No matter where you are, ramp up your defenses by keeping your Hygienix Germ-Kill Hand Sanitizer Gel or your Hygienix Alcohol with Moisturizer wherever you are! 

It is important to know more about our invisible enemies and how they attack by invading our hands. But there is no need to fear World Germination, knock out these germs with the powerful Hygienix Germ-Kill Soap, Hygienix Germ-Kill Hand Sanitizer Gel or your Hygienix Alcohol with Moisturizer!















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