Protecting Your Family From Harmful Bugs
I don’t know about you but I have found this winter to be relentless with cold after cold and other illnesses thrown in for good measure. I thought I was doing everything I could to prevent us getting harmful bugs, my home has been antibacced within an inch of it’s life these last few months but still the snotty noses continue. I expected a few illnesses, my eldest daughter is in nursery and my youngest has a penchant for putting anything and everything in her mouth.
Some bugs are just unavoidable with little ones, however I didn’t realize how often we were being exposed to harmful bugs on everyday items we use. The below info-graphic really shocked me, I mean I know public transport isn’t the cleanest but I didn’t think it would be THAT dirty. And as for the toothbrush findings….
So what can we do to protect our families from these harmful microorganisms?
First off, get your self some little bottles of antibacterial hand-gel, Brosch direct sell perfect handbag sized ones at a really good price. I always keep a bottle in my bag and in the changing bag too, plus a spare one in the car. These hand-gels are perfect for making sure your hands are clean at all times.
If you use public transport I would perhaps suggest standing, if that isn’t possible, I would get into the habit of swapping your clothes as soon as you get home so as not to transfer any germs onto your own sofa. I would also wash clothes in an anti bacterial detergent.
The toothbrush findings made me feel a little bit disgusted I have to say, who would of thought we were putting that much bacteria in our mouths everyday. I will be sure to give my new toothbrush a really good rinse after use and I am going to invest it some covers for the brushes.
We all know to clean down the places we perceive as dirty such as toilets and work surfaces but what about all the places that get overlooked, be honest, when was the last time you gave your keyboard a clean or gave the inside of your car a thorough clean? I think there are lots of areas we could all keep that little bit cleaner to protect our families from harmful bugs.
I firmly believe a little bit of bacteria and exposure to germs is good for our immune system, however after this winter I think we have had just about enough exposure and some for my liking so I will be definitely looking into more ways to protect my family.
I’d love to here your thoughts on the info-graphic?