The coronavirus has probably changed your everyday life too, right? Lockdown and home office not only mean that many people no longer have to commute to work, but awareness of hygiene has also changed. Suddenly we are a lot more aware of where viruses and bacteria can accumulate and how important it is Hygiene in everyday life is to protect against disease. We have all the information for you about Hygiene in everyday life collected…
● Where are viruses and bacteria lurking?
In effetti, virus e batteri possono essere trovati praticamente ovunque. Possono diffondersi in cucina così come in bagno o studio. Ma siamo più precisi:
○ Kitchen: handling meat, improperly defrosted food and sponges lying around can be sources and sources of germs – and a hygiene problem in your kitchen.
○ Bad/Toilette: Take the toilet lid off and scrub with the toilet brush. Even small stool residues can transmit germs. Unwashed hands can also spread pathogens via smear infection.
○ Office and study: Pens, laptop keyboards, mobile phones – we touch everything regularly, whether with freshly washed hands or not. Mobile phones and laptops in particular are often used next to meals or in public spaces. And as a result, all germs can stick to them.
○ Household: The wiper cloth was not hung up properly after use? Cleaning cloths are universally used for all kinds of construction sites? These are not good prerequisites for good hygiene in the household.
○ Animals: 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 should always be considered when it comes to having a hygienic environment at home. It is actually always worth washing your hands when you come from outside, cleaning and rinsing fruit thoroughly before eating it and wiping down usable surfaces regularly.
○ Kitchens and food hygiene
A good meal can make you incredibly happy. Especially if it has been prepared hygienically and does not cause any physical discomfort. That's why you should make sure that you store the different foods appropriately. Frozen foods should not be thawed unless they are to be prepared and eaten shortly thereafter. Meat products and eggs should also be kept separate from other foods. If you have leftovers from a meal that you want to eat the next day, it is advisable to set the fridge below 7°C so that the food is really good. Incidentally, 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
Most germs are probably found in the bathroom. Toilet paper and a toilet brush are absolute basics for a hygienic bathroom, ideally there is also soap available for washing your hands. It should also go without saying that the towel should be changed regularly, especially if there are children in the household who have not yet fully internalized the whole hygiene issue, or if other people are always visiting. Use an appropriate cleaning agent to clean the toilet and also clean the sink faucet.
○ Office and study
Hygiene in the study? No problem with these tips:
■ Smartphone: The smartphone has not just been our favorite companion since yesterday. Whether supermarket, S-Bahn, private meetings or job - the mobile phone must always be with you. That's why you should wipe it regularly with a hygienic cloth. Incidentally, they are also available with an antiviral agent, so that the new type of corona virus no longer stands a chance.
■ Laptop: Sneezed while zooming in, wiped your nose between emails or lost a few grains at a desk meal. Laptop keyboards have to withstand a lot and are excellent carriers of germs and the like. So grab a cleaning cloth and clean it carefully. The surfaces of the keyboard are just as much a part of cleaning as the gaps, the touchpad and the screen (with the touch function) or the screen edge, which is repeatedly touched to adjust the angle.
○ Household general tips
■ Airing out regularly: it's better to air out than leave the room outside for a long time – you probably remember that from your parents. And it's true: regular, short but intensive airing eliminates the risk of mold and prevents the formation of fungi and spores. It also reduces the number of germs in the air we breathe.
■ brush regularly: nobody really likes dust in their nose. On top of that, house dust contains unhealthy chemicals such as phthalates - plasticizers that are considered carcinogenic. So just swing the vacuum cleaner – more often if you like.
■ Wash laundry properly
Washing at high temperatures is advisable, especially for towels and underwear. The laundry labels provide information about which temperatures which laundry item can withstand. Detergents containing bleach also help to rid the laundry of germs. Attention: if water collects in the washing machine, this is the perfect breeding ground for bacteria and the like. These are killed at 60° C.
○ Basic animal hygiene
As mentioned, a certain level of hygiene when dealing with animals is good for your health. That's why you should wash your hands after contact with the animal, not allow the animal to lick your face or even open spots in the skin, blankets and the like should be regularly put through the washing machine and washed at 60°C. If you are scratched or bitten while playing with your animal, we recommend disinfecting it with an antiseptic product.
○ washing hands regularly
In fact, nothing breaks a chain of transmission as effectively as hand washing. Maybe you can get used to a certain routine in this regard? 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 garbage.
○ Use disinfectants
Especially in public spaces, but also when in contact with other people, it is worth using a disinfectant. As we know, viruses and bacteria are invisible but can be killed with a good disinfectant. Make sure that your disinfectant is virucidal or at least partially virucidal.
● Protect against infections on the go
Hygiene at home is great - but how do I protect myself from being infected with the novel corona virus when I'm outside? Here is the info..
○ Wear a mask
Shortly after the first corona case in Germany became known, one or the other started wearing a mask before it even became mandatory. Medical masks with filters that filter even the smallest areosols, dust and other particles from the breathing air are particularly suitable for this and thus protect against infection. Wearing a mask is advisable, especially in closed rooms with many people, but also where many people are out and about, so that the chains of infection do not continue.
○ Disinfectant to go
And of course disinfectant is a good helper in everyday life. We at Wiesenberg offer disinfectants in small handbag-friendly units, but also in storage packs for visitors and family. In addition, our disinfectant is particularly caring and has a fresh citrus scent. Our smallest bottle fits in every bag and thus supports your hygiene in everyday life.
● Ideal protection in everyday life with the right disinfectant
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