Germs – fight bacteria

Germ is an umbrella term for any potentially harmful microorganism. The three types of germs encountered most often in the average household bacteria, viruses, and fungi and molds.
All of these germs need to be cleaned up.
Hot zones for bacteria includes the kitchen, bathroom, and nursery. Raw eggs, dairy products, and the juices from raw meat, poultry, and fish can harbor harmful bacteria such as Salmonella, Staphylococcus, E.coli, and Listeria, which can cause food poisoning. Fecal matter from animals and humans is another common source of bacteria that can cause infection or illness. This is why food handlers in restaurants are required to wash their hands after using the bathroom.
While viruses can cause illnesse such as chicken pox, measles, and flu, these germs can survive only a short time on surfaces and are more likely to be transferred through the air.
Fungi and molds are actually plant-like organisms that thrive in warm, moist conditions and cause ailments ranging from athlete’s foot to asthma and other respiratory problems.
How often should I disinfect surfaces?
A regular habit of washing your hands after using the toilet helps prevent the spread of disease: likewise, regular disinfect of commonly used household surfaces can help keep you and your family healthy. Always disinfect kitchen counter-tops and cutting boards before and after preparing foods that may contain harmful bacteria. In most homes, the highest concentrations of bacteria are found on moist surfaces, such as dishcloths, sponges, and cutting boards, and on frequently touched surfaces, such as faucets.
Are antibacterial products effective against germs?
Antibacterial products have been extremely effective in helping to prevent the spread of disease among hospital patients, but no health benefit has been proven for household use. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urges prudent use of antibacterial products in the home. The concern is that overuse of these products may cause strains of bacteria to become resistant, much like the overuse and misuse of antibiotics has caused some germs to develop resistance to standard antibiotic treatment.
It’s virtually impossible to maintain a germ-free kitchen. However, you can get rid of 99 percent of germs with just soap and hot water. But you need to disinfect surfaces to kill the germs.
When you’re done preparing food, be sure to clean and disinfect everything that came in contact with raw eggs, meat, poultry, or fish or your hands, including cutting boards, counter-tops, and faucets. Use paper towels to wipe up raw egg and juices from raw meat, fish, or poultry, and then discard the paper towels (don’t reuse them). Use a mild solution of liquid chlorine bleach solution (1 tablespoon of bleach in 1 gallon of water) or a disinfectant kitchen cleaner; allow to air-dry or dry all surfaces with a clean cloth or paper towel. A nontoxic option is to spray the affected areas with a mist of vinegar, followed by a mist of 3 percent hydrogen peroxide. Let the combination sit for a few minutes, and then wipe with a paper towel. You can also use vinegar or a natural citrus-oil cleaner to sanitize surfaces.

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