You may well be a Zoflora queen or the king of Dettol, but there’s no way around it…. There are bugs in your house and they’re here to stay.
Even if you’re the most fanatical of the bleach-crazy kids out there, you just can’t – and shouldn’t – get rid of every bit of bacteria in the home.
As well as driving yourself mad cleaning up after the kids, clearing the kitchen, and running around after the dog and its muddy paws, its simply impossible to eradicate all strains of bacteria, every dot of dirt, and all fluffs of dust from the home.
With that in mind, we need to think a little more about how to stop any bad bacteria from affecting your health, and the health of your family. Just like Nan used to say, a bit of muck never hurt anyone, but there are precautions to take to stop kids getting sickly.
After all, who wants an actual sick day? You have to save those up for something good*.
It’s not hard either. In fact, if you get to grips with hand hygiene, you’ve pretty much nailed it. Cross contamination in the kitchen and nasty bugs in the bathroom, are without doubt two of the worst areas of concern, hygiene wise.
Taking measures to stop harmful microbes spreading in these areas, and around the house generally, will protect you from a range of health issues. We’re talking food poisoning, the common cold, and Hepatitis B. Yes, all of these can be dished around as a result of poor hand hygiene.
Washing your hands with soap and warm water is a simple but integral first step to significantly reducing the risk of spreading viruses, bacteria, and other nasties.
As parents, many of us have babies and young children around the house. Have you thought about slipping on a pair of gloves? They’re widely used in the catering industry but are fab for domestic use, too.
The benefits are countless, from prevention of cross contamination to protecting food from direct hand contact. It’s even possible to purchase gloves which prevent any possible lacerations while cooking or when working in the garage, such as these Brosch cut proof gloves.
What’s more, the disposable nature of many catering and cleaning gloves means that once you are finished with the job at hand – excuse the pun – they can be removed, redundant, along with any microbes.
For more information, check out the super useful All You Need Is Glove magazine on Brosch’s blog here.
*N.B. Totally not advocating using term-time sick days for anything but sickness. Cough.
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