Sanitizing has always been important, but during the current pandemic, it’s more important than ever. We’re living through a health crisis that most of us have never seen before. Covid-19 (corona virus) has almost paralyzed the country and threatens the health of people throughout the world.
Don’t confuse cleaning with sanitizing. Sweeping, mopping, dusting, and wiping dirt and grime from your counters and other surfaces is a part of an important cleaning routine. Cleaning, however, does almost nothing to kill germs. Sanitizing reduces the growth of viruses, fungi, and types of harmful bacteria. You can clean every day, but you should always sanitize and also disinfect to keep your home or workplace safe. A product that sanitizes effectively greatly reduces all bacteria, not just a specific type.
How to Sanitize Properly
- Clean Surface – Sanitizing a dirty surface is not effective. Clean surfaces with detergent and water before you sanitize.
- Sanitize – Use a product specifically made for sanitizing.
According to the Enviromental Protection Agency guide entitled Green Cleaning, Sanitizing, and Disinfecting: a Curriculum for Early Care and Education, “Fetuses and very young children are particularly sensitive to the effects of toxic chemicals.” The report goes on to state that research estimates that “5% of childhood cancer and 30% of childhood asthma is related to chemical exposures.” Many of these are found in sanitizers and disinfectants we use in our homes, schools, and daycares on a regular basis.
The cleaner and more sanitized we are in the way we live, the better prepared we will be to avoid creating environments that make it easy for viruses to thrive. Dr Clean Air believes we are a part of the solution to this problem.