Friday, May 2, 2008

Dishcloths Can Make Us Sick!

To all homemaker and mothers out there just want to share some FACTS about cleaning and sanitation in the household... It is important we know everything about proper hygiene the do's and don't's. One thing is using proper cleaning stuff around the house from bathroom to kitchen just like the dishcloth and kitchen sponge.

Fact: Scientists have found significant amounts of harmful bacteria in used dishcloths and kitchen sponges. According to the UC berkeley Wellness Letter, a recent study revealed that of 500 wet cloths and sponges examined, two-thirds contained bacteria that can make people sick. About one fourth contained salmonella or staphylococcus, two leading causes of food borne illness, that's in United States. Experts recommend that sponges be replaced regularly and that dishcloths be washed often. You can put dishcloths and sponges in the dishwasher with your dirty dishes, or in the washing machine, say the wellness Letter. After they come in contact with raw meat, surfaces can be cleaned up with paper towels rather than with reusable clothes or sponges.

It's true better use paper towels or disinfectant wipes for your kitchen counters and tables rather than this thing because prevention is better than cure!

Source: Awake


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