First. I’m not into this matter to start with and nor a proffesion
in medical care but… the number of viruses needed to get infected
by HIV is much higher then with Hepatitis C. Hep C is more dangereous
then HIV (factorwise) In order to get infected by Hep C, one need
1000 viruses per mililiter. 1 mililiter is approx 1cm x 1cm x 1cm=
1"cm. The chance to be infected is 1 chance out of 1000 ! Howmuch
blood to you have on your earrings? I’m sure that you are taking care
about your jewellry so that will answer the previous qeustion.
Second. Howmany people wash their hands after touching your door or
anything else. It is being proven that miljons of bacteries find a
nice comftable place on doorhandles especially from restrooms. People
enter your shop and all of them are customers doing their daily
things. Do you ask them to wash their hands before trying on a ring,
bracelet or earrings? Do you had a customers complaining about a flu
and get back to you because he visited your shop in that period of
Third. How about the contamination by Air. Do you need to checkt out
and clean your air? People are inhaling smoke, exhaust of cars. All
the airborne fumes and others will polute your cloods and people are
visiting your shop. I don’t even think of what might be on their
schoe’s! If someone drops a penny, do you forbid them to pick it up
because you didn’t disinfect your floor first? Is it safe to have
people into your shop when they have a medical problem?
Like most of the jewellers, I have to repair them to. If I see
howmuch “stuff” I find inside rings and others then I should stop
doing this. Should I ask the customers first to clean their items
because I do not want to run into the chance to be infected.
I know, it is not fair to shoot somany questions to your person but
be real… You’re running a business (I think) and people need to
understand that jewellers do take care about their products. It will
never be uncontaminated because we live in a world with lots of
pollution. The best you can do is to care about your products, make a
sign that you clean your products every day and mention which product
you use for doing this.