Is Your Kitchen Faucet The Dirtiest, Germiest Thing In The House?
We usually associate faucets with cleaning and washing. Washing your hands is a great way to prevent the spread of germs and bacteria, right?
But can washing your hands be doing more harm than good?
Viruses like Covid-19 can survive on stainless steel surfaces for up to 72 hours, and bacteria like Salmonella can live on surfaces for up to 4 hours.
Every time you handle raw chicken or pork and turn the kitchen faucet handle to wash your hands, you’re spreading germs from the raw meat to the faucet handle. After washing your hands, the chances are high that you grab that same handle to turn the water off.
The same is true about washing your hands after using the washroom, after work, and after any handwashing occasion.
Unless you’re sanitizing your faucet handle between each use, you’re risking giving or receiving germs and pathogens. And, unless you’re diligently using paper towels to turn the faucet off after washing your hands in your home, you may be inviting some of the germs back to your freshly cleaned hands!
But, surely there must be something convenient we can do to reduce the spreading of germs!
Perhaps we should keep a spray bottle of sanitizer by the faucets? Or, maybe we should keep a stack of paper towels in our personal washrooms like in some public washrooms!
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