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|Posted on June 29, 2014 at 10:46 AM||comments (2)|
We don't want to start a panic, so let's start off by saying that it’s perfectly acceptable to have some germs in your home. It's unavoidable, really. Germs and bacteria are all around you, and, believe it or not, they actually make our immune systems stronger.
There are, however, certain areas of your home that actually house more bacteria than others — bacteria that can be harmful if levels are not kept in check with regular cleaning.
You've probably already guessed that the bathroom is one of the biggest culprits, but does it surprise you that the kitchen is actually higher on the list? People are more apt to disinfect areas of their bathroom and not the kitchen due to the nature of its use. Therein lies the potential problem.
The Kitchen and Eating Areas
The kitchen is where most family members congregate, touching all areas, cabinets, faucets and appliance handles. Raw meat is handled here, which can carry dangerous bacteria as well. You don't even want to know what microscopic nasties can enter your home on the bottoms of your family's shoes and get trekked across your kitchen floor. To keep bacteria from lurking around, try some of these suggestions:
Use antibacterial cleaning wipes to wipe down commonly used items such as:
Remember, our bodies, particularly our children's bodies, need some bacteria to remain healthy and strong. Our immune systems are built to fight off diseases with help from the bacteria we come in contact with daily. However, keeping those bacteria at a healthy level is handled through proper hygiene and regular household cleaning.
While this isn’t a call to turn your home into a sterile hospital environment, just pay particular attention to those vulnerable spots to keep you and your family healthy.