This has been an especially bad winter and spring for families with young kids. We've been sick regularly for over six months. But before we automatically blame the church nursery, I thought I should post this information from Snopes.com:
Shared surfaces most favored by germs:
• Household: Kitchen sponge, kitchen sink, toilet bowl, garbage can, refrigerator, bathroom doorknob.
• Workplace: Phone receiver, desktop, keyboard, elevator button, toilet seat.
• Outdoor/Public surfaces: Playground equipment, escalator handrail, shopping cart handle, picnic tables, portable toilet.
Ten things more germ-laden than the average household toilet:
• Phone receiver
• Computer keyboard/mouse
• Escalator handrail
• Elevator button
• ATM buttons
• Shopping cart handles
• Kitchen sink
• Subway turnstile