Disinfect Your Home After An Illness To Protect Your Family

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2. The Bathroom

Bacteria and viruses love bathrooms. They are warm and wet — everything they need to grow and thrive. Bath mats are one of the germiest things in your bathroom, often carrying more bacteria than the toilet! Use vinegar or tea tree oil to disinfect everything in the bathroom. Rinse with hot water. Don’t forget to replace toothbrushes, and wash bathmats, towels, and bathrobes.

 

3. Electronics

When you or your child is home sick, there isn’t much to do except lie in bed and watch TV, look at our laptops or tablets, play video games, and maybe call friends on our cell phones. Our electronic world has made life easier, but it has also made life easier for germs. They love to live on those surfaces as much as we like using them. One study in 2013 found that out of 50 random cell phones, 100 percent had contaminable bacteria, and 90 percent had viruses. Mix one part of rubbing alcohol and one part water in a spray bottle and spray a microfiber cloth to clean all electronics and remote controls in the home.

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