We have been and are still being reminded about the proper way of washing our hands for 20 seconds and other self-protection measures against corona virus. We probably memorize all the dos and don'ts of going out in public by now. But we also know the virus is not only staying outside. It can be inside your home - the place that all of us possibly think is the safest place right now. As we are all aware of, corona virus is invisible to the naked eye and transmitted via airborne droplets that can stay feasible for hours or longer. It is essential to take note of the important considerations when it comes to keeping your home free of viruses and germs.
Bacteria can spread easily in the kitchen, than in other parts of your home. And since most people are staying in their home for quarantine, they spend more time in the kitchen cooking, doing the chores, and getting drinks and food. Yes, more time of going in and out of the kitchen, more chances of being exposed to bacteria.
These items carry numerous harmful bacteria such as the E.coli - the most serious one. This type of bacteria can cause Hemolytic uremic syndrome, a deadly disease that can affect children, and even adults.
These can carry shigella, salmonella, and campylobacter - bacteria which cause diarrhea, cramping, and fever.
Seafood such as clams, oysters, and other shellfish can be contaminated with vibrio species of bacteria that causes diarrhea, and with hepatitis A virus.
Contact with infected people, contaminated foods, pets, and other sources can contaminate your kitchen tools. Take a look at the items that you should always clean properly.
Before we dive into an explanation of how to disinfect your kitchen properly, let us first understand the difference between cleaning and disinfecting. Not because you clean something, it is already safe. Cleaning just removes dirt, grease, food residues, and bacteria. Disinfecting, on the other hand, kills viruses and parasites. It is important to clean thoroughly before disinfecting.
Here are some experts' advice on keeping your kitchen clean and safe during this pandemic.
Doing this will not only keep you safe from corona virus. It will also give you peace of mind, knowing that your living space is free from bacteria, viruses, and germs.
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