Cleanliness is the key to health: 10 tips on how to prevent diseases due to dirt in the housePictolic
Not only nutrition and sports are important for health, but also a clean environment. Order in the house is one of the components of well-being. If you do not clean regularly, you can not only make a mess, but also get seriously ill. An expert on cleanliness from the UK told how omissions in cleaning negatively affect our health, and advised how to avoid unpleasant consequences.
Are you feeling unwell? The British expert on cleanliness Aggie Mackenzie (Aggie MacKenzie) told what shortcomings in the house can lead to health problems.
Here are tips from a professional on how to prevent unpleasant diseases in all family members.
When cleaning with an old vacuum cleaner, you inhale harmful particles. In the new models, HEPA filters are mainly provided. They suck dust particles out of the air and are suitable for allergy sufferers. Vacuum cleaners without such filters simply blow up dust all over the room. Because of this, a cough, irritation or infection may appear.
It often happens that the edge of the shower curtain becomes completely black from constant moisture. Fungal spores accumulate here. The fungus can cause aspergillosis, an infection of the respiratory system. As a result, hoarseness, cough, high fever and weight loss begin. The shower curtain needs to be removed and washed in the washing machine every few weeks.
Bed linen is an ideal place for the accumulation of small debris. Dead skin cells and dust from our bodies settle on sheets and blankets. Dust mites can also live there, which feed on these particles. Tick excrement clogs the human respiratory tract and contains enzymes that can cause asthma attacks. It is best to change the bed linen at least once a week.
A study conducted in Norway showed that regular use of cleaning sprays negatively affects the condition of the lungs. With frequent and abundant use, their effect is equal to twenty cigarettes smoked in a day. People become addicted to these sprays and their smell. In most cases, you can do without them using microfiber cloths.
Every day we stand on the bath mat naked. Not only skin particles, but also traces of feces can get on it from the body. If you do not wash the mat regularly, it becomes very dirty. Make sure that those who live with you do not have warts or foot fungus, which are easily transmitted from person to person.
Pet dandruff is very allergic because it has a lot of bacteria and dust on it. Dust mites are very fond of such garbage. Pets need to be combed often, while wearing a mask to protect their nose and mouth from dirt particles. It is advisable to regularly cut pets and take care of their fur.
If you boil water in an electric kettle for the first time, all germs and bacteria are destroyed. But when you boil the same water, the substances dissolved in it become more toxic. Repeatedly boiled water may contain nitrates, arsenic and fluorides, which should not be drunk. Nitrates from water turn into harmful nitrosamines.
Microbes can cause listeriosis and other unpleasant diseases. Fresh meat in the refrigerator should be stored in a closed container so that liquids from it do not fall on other products.
A layer of dust and small debris accumulates on the shoes, which you bring home from the street and from public toilets. The dirt may contain E. coli, because of which there is a risk of getting seriously ill. If small children live in the house, then the risk of their infection is even higher. After ingestion of E. coli into the body, diarrhea and nausea occur. Often people do not even suspect where they picked up the infection.
It is better that each tenant in the house has his own towel. Herpes and other dangerous diseases can be transmitted through other people's things. If the towel is wet or damp, bacteria multiply on it exponentially. Coli-like bacteria that are present in our digestive tract also get on towels and lead to stomach problems. Towels need to be washed after every few uses.
Meanwhile, another British expert on cleanliness told how to deal with small garbage. Her life hacks will greatly simplify your life.