One should never want a completely micro-organism free home environment, as there are many beneficial and vital micro-organisms that share our living and breathing space.
The harmful ones, which we all know as germs, include fungi, bacteria and viruses, These need to be viciously and constantly eradicated, as they cause disease.
Germ experts say that you should focus on the “germ hot-spots” in your home. These include chopping boards, sponges and cleaning cloths.
Just two of these germs that can be found on these surfaces will make your hair stand on end. They are:
The dreaded “Norovirus” – This is more commonly known as the “Winter Vomiting Bug”. This is a hugely contagious virus and is the most common cause of viral gastroenteritis in humans. This is also caused by dirty hands (after visiting the loo), and can spread like wildfire, as the virus can be airborne. The virus affects around 267 million people and causes over 200,000 deaths each year.
Ecoli 0157 – this is a more dangerous strain of the more common e.coli bacterium. It can cause severe intestinal illness, and infection may lead to hemorrhagic diarrhea, and in extreme cases, even kidney failure. The illness can last up to 10 days.
It is therefore vital to keep surfaces and hands ultra-clean by disinfecting often. Did you know that TCP can be used as a surface disinfectant, amongst its host of other uses? Just spray some diluted TCP on the surface and wipe down. Also keep an eye out for a soon-to-come new addition to this iconic and trusted brand which should help keep those hands extra clean.