How To Create a Healthier Home
We are exposed to pathogens all day every day in our home and work environment. This exposure weakens our immune system and makes us more susceptible to disease. By being aware and taking some small action steps you can cut down on your exposure.
Two of the dirtiest items in the home happen to be in your kitchen. Blenders and spatulas both can harbor mold, yeast and bacteria when not cleaned properly. Make sure to take the blender apart including the gasket between the blade and the base. This ring needs to be cleaned thoroughly with hot water and soap. Many Spatulas can come apart these days. Make sure you pull the handle out and wash the handle and the spatula separately as germs can harbor in the space where the two join.
In the bathroom make sure to clean your finger and toe nail clippers. Most of us just use these items and put them away. Think about how dirty your feet are or your hands when you use these items. Wash them with soap and water or even better give them an alcohol soak. If using alcohol make sure to soak them for 10 minutes as that is the length of time needed to kill bacteria. Alcohol only acts well as a disinfectant when left wet on a surface for 10 minutes.
Stuffed animals can house dust mites and the waste products of dust mites is what contributes to asthma and allergies. If the stuffed animal can be washed then wash in hot water with soap and dry in the dryer. If the stuffed animal cannot be washed then put it in a plastic bag and put it overnight in the freezer. The next day take it out, let it warm up and then vacuum the stuffed animal to remove the dead mites and the waste by products. I know sounds disgusting and will cut down on the little critters.
These are just a couple of things that are quick and easy to fix that will have an impact on your health.