7 Dangerous Mistakes You’re Making Every Time You Use Your Car

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You’re not using hand sanitizer

After you take off your gloves and throw them away, don’t forget to clean and disinfect your hands, even if you didn’t directly touch anything. The CDC has continuously emphasized the importance of washing our hands, but in a car, this is not really an option. Therefore, if you don’t have access to water and soap as soon as you’ve left a public place such as the grocery store, the next best thing you can do is use a hand sanitizer.

“Not washing your hands with soap and water, wipes, alcohol sanitizer, or alcohol wipes prior to touching anything in your car has to be the number one mistake,” says Enchanta Jenkins, MD, MHA. Use hand-sanitizer whenever you get inside your car after finishing your errands, no matter how quick these might be.

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You’re not sanitizing your keys

Keys are made of stainless steel. Studies suggest that stainless steel surfaces are the most conducive for the virus, as it can survive on such surfaces for up to 2-3 days. Unfortunately, many people don’t sanitize their keys at all. “People may be sanitizing their hands and wearing masks, but sometimes they use contaminated hands and grab their keys out of their pocket or bag,” says Allen Conrad, BS, DC, CSCS. “Taking small extra precautions like sanitizing your keys—as well as your credit card or other often-touched items—after leaving the store can help prevent the transmission of the virus.”

Apart from keys, here are 8 Ordinary Objects You Should Avoid Touching During Coronavirus Outbreak.

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