Germ Hot Spots in Schools

Drinking Fountain

Many experts agree that the germiest place in your child’s school is the drinking fountain. Part of the problem is that drinking fountains may not get cleaned or disinfected as much as other areas. Teach your child to let the water run for a few seconds before drinking and never touch her lips to the spigot. Even better — send your child off to school with a personal water bottle, and tell her not to share it.

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April 28, 2015

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April 28, 2015