Bacteria and Household Cleaners by anamaulida


									Bacteria are a fact of life. Most are harmless to humans because we have
been building up an immunity to them since the day we were born. And no
matter the amount of cleaning you do, bacteria can never be completely
eradicated from your home, and surprisingly, to some extent they
shouldn't be. This is because some are actually beneficial to you. But,
most bacteria you find lurking in your home are not the good kind. That
being said, maintaining a clean and healthy household has plenty of
merits, regardless of whether bacteria remains behind. Here are some
facts about bacteria and household cleaners that keep them in check.
Choosing Antibacterial Cleaners

  Do not bother cluttering your precious storage space with a multitude
of antibacterial cleaners. Save yourself some money and choose an
environmentally friendly concentrated household cleaner to use in a
variety of places. These multi-purpose cleaners contain disinfectants and
quaternary germicidal systems to effectively clean and reduce the number
of bacteria in your home (FULLER Fulson Quaternary Germicidal Cleaner).
Suitable for most non-porous surfaces, they work best when allowed to
remain for a specified amount of time (refer to directions on the label)
to kill a wide range of bacteria, fungi, and viruses. Use them on
counters, sinks, bathtubs, shower stall, floors, walls, appliances - just
about any area you want cleaned, disinfected, and deodorized.       Our
floors require more attention than most other areas of our home. They are
everywhere in the house and used more than any other surface. We leaves
traces of everything we have walked on outside onto our floors, whether
we can see it or not. We spill drinks, drop food, spray perfume and air
fresheners, all of which soils our floors and makes them a haven for
bacteria and other germs to grow. Use an earth friendly floor cleaner to
make your floors clean, shiny, and looking their best again (FULLER Dad
Fuller's Oil Soap), and to eliminate the germs that may be breeding on
them. For wood floors especially, make sure to use a mild, low sudsing
cleaner.      And then there's grease. Greasy dirt specifically from food
is loaded with bacteria, some of which is harmful to your health. Grease
also acts like a magnet to attract dust, small bugs, and other germ-
carrying particles. In this case, a heavy-duty cleaner is in order for
tough, greasy jobs (FULLER 4x Concentrated Power Fulsol Degreaser).
Can Your House Be Too Clean?      In a word, yes. There have been rising
concerns about disease-causing strains of bacteria that are becoming
resistant to antibiotics. Experts postulate that there will come a point
where diseases we once thought had been eradicated forever will return as
mutated strains and once again pose a threat to our health, with no
chance of being controlled or cured by antibiotics. The same reasoning
can be applied to eliminating germs in the home. Overuse of disinfectants
and antibacterial household products may inhibit our ability to develop
antibodies to the most harmless of bacteria, thus making them harmful.
Best to aim for a reduction of harmful bacteria in our homes, and to make
peace with the others.      Author Vincent Platania represents the
Stanley Home Products. Stanley Home Products has been in business since
1936, and offers high quality home and personal care products to keep
your home and your body clean. Visit
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