Hygiene is so important in everyday life
The coronavirus probably changed your daily life, too, didn’t it? Not only do lockdowns and home offices eliminate the need for many people to travel to work, but hygiene awareness has also changed.
All of a sudden, we are a lot more aware of where viruses and bacteria can accumulate and how important hygiene is in everyday life to protect against illness.
We have collected for you all the information about hygiene in everyday life…
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Where do viruses and bacteria lurk everywhere?
In fact, viruses and bacteria settle just about everywhere. They can spread in the kitchen as well as in the bathroom or study. But let’s get more specific:
Handling meat, improperly thawed food and sponges lying around can be the source and hearth for germs – and a problem for hygiene in your kitchen.
Lower the toilet lid and scrub with the toilet brush. Even small remnants of stool can transmit germs. Unwashed hands can also spread pathogens via smear infection.
Office & Study
Pens, laptop keyboards, cell phones – we touch everything regularly, whether with freshly washed hands or not. Cell phones and laptops in particular are often used while eating or in public spaces. And this allows all germs to adhere to them.
The cloth from the wiper was not hung up properly after use? Cleaning cloths are used universally for all kinds of construction sites? These are not good conditions for good hygiene in the home.
As much as we love our little furry friends – they can carry germs like salmonella and EHEC or even parasites.
General hygiene tips for everyday life
Basically, there are a few things that can always be kept in mind when it comes to having a hygienic environment at home. In fact, it’s always worth washing your hands when you come in from outside, cleaning and thoroughly rinsing fruit before eating it, and wiping down usable surfaces regularly.
Kitchen & Food Hygiene
A good meal can make you insanely happy. Especially if it was prepared hygienically and does not cause any physical discomfort. That’s why you should pay attention to a suitable storage for the different foods. Frozen foods should not be allowed to thaw unless they are to be prepared and eaten shortly thereafter. Meat products and eggs should also be stored separately from other foods. If there are leftovers from a meal that you want to eat the next day, it’s a good idea to set the fridge below 7° C so that the food will still be good. By the way, 7° C is generally considered the maximum temperature for refrigerators; at higher temperatures, most things simply go bad too quickly.
Hygiene in the sanitary area
The bathroom is probably where most germs are found. Toilet paper and a toilet brush are absolute basics for a hygienic bathroom, and ideally soap is also available for washing hands. That the towel should be changed regularly should also go without saying, especially if there are children in the household who haven’t quite internalized the whole hygiene thing yet, or if there are always other people visiting. Use an appropriate cleaning agent to clean the toilet and also clean the faucet of the sink.
Office and study
Hygiene in the study? No problem with these tips:
The smartphone has not only been our favorite companion since yesterday. Whether supermarket, suburban train, private meetings or job – the cell phone always has to go. That’s why you should wipe it regularly with a hygienic cloth. By the way, these are also available with an antivirulent active ingredient, so that even the new type of coronavirus no longer stands a chance.
A quick sneeze when zooming in, blowing your nose between two e-mails, or losing a few grains at the desk meal. Laptop keyboards have to withstand a lot and are excellent carriers of germs and co. So grabbed cleaning cloth and carefully cleaned. The keyboard’s surfaces are just as much a part of cleaning as the gaps, the touchpad and the screen (with touch function) or the screen’s edge, which is always touched to adjust the angle.
General household tips
It’s better to ventilate the room than to heat it for a long time – you probably remember this from your parents. And it’s true: regular, short but intensive airing banishes the danger of mold and prevents the formation of fungi and spores. It also lowers the quantity of germs in the air we breathe.
No one really likes dust in the nose. On top of that, house dust contains unhealthy chemicals like phthalates – plasticizers that are considered carcinogens. So just swing the vacuum cleaner – even more often.
Washing laundry properly
Washing at high temperatures is appropriate, especially for towels and underwear. The laundry labels provide information about which temperatures which laundry item can withstand. Detergent containing bleach also helps to rid the laundry of germs. Attention: if water collects in the washing machine, this is the perfect breeding ground for bacteria and co. These are killed at 60° C.
Basic animal hygiene
As mentioned, a certain hygiene in handling animals is good for health. Therefore, you should wash your hands after contact with the animal, do not allow the animal to lick your face or even open areas in the skin, sleeping blankets and co. should be regularly sent through the washing machine and washed at 60°C. If you are scratched or bitten while playing with your pet, it is recommended that you disinfect with an antiseptic product.
Wash hands regularly
In fact, nothing breaks a chain of transmission as effectively as hand washing. You might be able to get into a routine about it? Always wash your hands when you get home, after using the toilet, before preparing food, before eating, after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing, after contact with animals, and after contact with waste.
It is worth using a disinfectant especially in public areas, but also when coming into contact with other people. As we know, viruses and bacteria are invisible, but can be killed with the help of a good disinfectant. Make sure your disinfectant is virucidal or at least limited virucidal.
Protect against infections on the road
Hygiene at home is great – but how do I protect myself from infection with the novel coronavirus outside? Here is the info…
Shortly after the first corona case in Germany became known, one or the other started wearing a mask, even before it became mandatory. Medical masks with filters that filter even the smallest areosols, dust and other particles from the respiratory air and thus protect against infection are particularly suitable for this purpose. Especially in closed rooms with many people, but also where many people are on the move, the wearing of a mask is appropriate in order not to continue the chains of infection.
And, of course, disinfectant is a good helper in everyday life. We at Wiesenberg offer disinfectants in small units suitable for handbags, but also the stock pack for visitors and family. In addition, our disinfectant is particularly caring and has a fresh citrus scent. Our smallest bottle fits in really every pocket and thus supports your hygiene in everyday life.
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