It is clear that the cleaning it is one of the heaviest chores in the house and one of those that we spend less and less time on. The current lifestyle, marked by work or leisure time, makes it difficult for us to find a daily time to dedicate to the homework.
But keep your home clean it’s not something that just helps you make it more pleasing to the eye. Some objects in the house can become authentic germ nests and even make you sick if they are not cleaned regularly. These are only some of them.
A dirty shower head
A study from the University of Colorado showed that 30% of shower heads harbor “significant levels” of a pathogen that can cause lung disease. It is specifically the Mycobacterium avium, a bacterium that causes symptoms similar to those of tuberculosis.
If you want to avoid the risk of getting sick in the shower, try cleaning the head once a week. To disinfect it properly you will only need a solution of vinegar and water.
Change your toothbrush regularly
How many times have you heard dentists say that toothbrushes should they be changed every two or three months? If you are one of those who pay attention to this recommendation, you should know that 60% of these utensils contain fecal bacteria. Or at least that’s what the Society for American Microbiology concluded in a study published in 2015.
If what you are looking for is to get rid of the germs that live on your toothbrush, you can try to disinfect it by introducing it for a few hours in a glass with white vinegar.
Be careful with the scourer
That kitchen scouring pads are a hotbed of bacteria is nothing new. One of them is Moraxella osloensis, or pathogen that can cause infections in people with weak immune systems. The Institute of Applied Microbiology from Justus Liebeg University also showed that scrubbers that are regularly washed with soap and water have more bacteria present than those that are not. This may be due to the fact that the most resistant microorganisms recolonize the areas that the microbes eliminated with the soap have left free.
To heal yourself in health, the best thing you can do is change scourer every two weeks. But since this is not always possible, you can try disinfect it placing it in a bowl with water and a few drops of lemon and putting it for a minute in the microwave oven.
Clean the remote
A study by the University of Arizona found that 70% of remote controls are covered in germs that can make you sick. To avoid getting infected, try clean the buttons once a week with a disinfectant wipe. Here we are not only talking about the controls of the television, but also of the game console or any other device that you share at home with other people.
Salt and pepper shakers
Of all the objects in your home that could have bacteria, you might never have imagined that these containers were one of them. Scientists from the University of Virginia have shown that salt and pepper shakers are the objects of the house that more concentration they have of virus related with colds Y gripes.
To solve this, try cleaning the salt and pepper shakers thoroughly once every two months. Empty them and leave them for about ten minutes in hot soapy water. Dry them on the outside with a clean cloth and on the inside with a hair dryer.
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