Household Hygiene Facts You Need to Know
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We try all sorts of solutions and tactics to get rid of germs and keep our homes clean. Unfortunately, no matter how hard we try, it is not the easiest of tasks. Here are five hygiene facts that will make you wonder!
- What’s dirtier than garbage?
You might be surprised to know that the garbage in your home isn’t even the spot with the most germs. There are actually four areas in your home that contain more germs, and the top spot is actually the toilet!
- But I use that for cleaning…
The kitchen sponge is an indispensable tool for cleaning the dishes. However, it is practically one of the most perfect places for the germs to live in and breed. Food particles can easily get trapped inside the holes of a sponge and since the sponge is usually moist, it’s practically a haven for bacteria to be in.
- Deadly music
No one can resist popping on their headphones and listening to their jams. Unfortunately, it’s been studied that even just an hour of use is enough to coat the surface of the headphones with bacteria from the ear. Plus, headphones can get bacteria wherever you store it so think twice before putting it on.
- Not my phone
Sorry, but yes. Your phone is on the list, and for good measure. Firstly, our hands are not the cleanest things in the world. It’s what we use to interact with the environment so the hands can actually get germs from everything they touch. Mix that with cellular phones, one of the most handled things a person has throughout the day and that creates a recipe for a lot of germs.
- The Real Bogeyman
For some reason, it is instinctive to hide under the sheets to keep safe from monsters. Unfortunately, hiding under the sheets won’t help us from germs. Our skin is already crawling with germs and to keep that in contact with the sheets all night plus the nightly sweating most people do (which can actually add up to a liter a night) means that sheets are not the safe haven we initially thought.
There is no safe place from germs because bacteria can practically live anywhere and everywhere. Fortunately, there are ways to handle that. With proper practices and hygiene, we can reduce risk of infection and don’t have to worry about germs all the time.