Preventing Bacterias in Your Home
With H1N1 constantly in the news and becoming a house hold term, it's ironic that fighting this strain of the flu as well as other commons colds should start on the home front. Many people just want to close the doors and windows and hide away from germs, but don't realize that they among the tiny bacterias that multiply very quickly. Here are some tips to fighting the bacteria battle at home.
The number one tip that we hear frequently is "Wash your hands." We hear this many times throughout our childhood but mostly thought this was a way for our parents to torment us. Washing your hands frequently is very important in preventing diseases from invading our bodies. We come in contact with so many things throughout the day and when you do not wash your hands, you are actually infesting everything you touch. That is why it is very important to wash your hands frequently. The proper way of doing so is washing your hands with liquid soap under warm running water for 20 seconds.
The kitchen is also very important. We should wash everything that comes in contact with raw meat before and after using them. That includes cutting boards, dish rag towels, knives, kitchen counters, etc.. Doing so can prevent us from getting food poisoning.
The bathroom should be cleaned every single day. The easiest way to do so is using a disinfectant agent like Lysol. It kills 99.9 percent of bacterias and does not harm you like chlorine bleach would. Wash your bath towels frequently. Two to three times a week is best.
In the bedroom, many people avoid washing there sheets because they cost a lot of money to dry clean. Bedding should be washed frequently. At least three times a week. Not all bedding have to be dry cleaned. One type of bedding that can be cleaned often is bamboo duvet covers. They are machine washable and made of a bamboo. One hundred percent bamboo fabric has a 99.8 percent bacterial kill rate. Due to it's natural anti fungal agent, they are rarely attacked by pests or infected by pathogen. If you do not wash your bedding as often as needed, you are gonna be sleeping on a bed full of bacterias.
What other tips would you add to this list?