The information in the brochure (see my last blog) was well researched in scientific
If I read the brochure correctly,
--catching a cold can be reduced by diligent hand washing
but catching the flu is different because the droplets are so tiny and get into the air.
---flu viruses are easily spread through air ducts and carried on air currents.
---so we need to prevent flu viruses from getting into the air we breathe and then deep into our lungs.
---rhino viruses (colds) stay in the upper part of our nose and airways but flu viruses are carried much deeper into our lungs.
---some people , especially some children, are super producers of flu viruses.
---keeping humidity close about 45% in homes and schools is a very good way to shorten the infectious life of flu viruses.
---closing the lids on toilets before flushing prevents massive flu viruses from getting into the room --and then traveling all throughout the building through the ventilation ducts. I have been diligent about keeping glasses, cups, toothbrushes sterilized and even out of the bathroom. For years I had low grade virus infections and fatigue from them. I now notice much less fatigue and sinus problems. I do other things also to keep my sinuses clear. I am actually now fairly paranoid about this. But I feel better !!!!!
---in bathrooms, intake vents need to be about 12 inches above the floor-- not all put on ceilings as we tend to do.
---cleaning of air ducts is very important. I put this off for years and years!
---after cleaning the ducts, professionals can spray herbicides (for molds)into air ducts .
---strong UV lights in heating systems kill most flu viruses. I just found out about these when the guys cleaned our ducts!
---schools grow and spread flu viruses! Low humidity, no lids on toilets, often not having air ducts cleaned, super producers of flu viruses.
Take it or leave it! I have read before about toilets spreading germs much farther than previously thought.
Not pleasant information. But I really, really do not want to catch the flu!
Any mistakes are my own. The brochure had many graphs and data in small print.