WHO WARNS OF 200 KINDS OF DISEASES THAT CAN BE FOUND IN THE KITCHEN
MANILA - The World Health Organization (WHO) warned that diseases may result from contamination in unclean kitchens.
In a report on "Pamilya On Guard: Germ Expose," microbiologist Windell Rivera said wrong cleaning practices may cause contamination in the kitchen.
"Minsan kasi hindi maayos 'yung paglinis ng mga nanay doon sa mga sink... Maaaring maging source 'yon ng contamination," he said.
Among possible germ hot spots in the kitchen are areas where leftover food are placed, and unclean dishes and utensils.
The WHO said bad cleaning habits can lead to the spread of more than 200 kinds of diseases in the kitchen.
This is because from the preparation of the ingredients, to cooking the food, to serving it on the table, bacteria can strike at any time.
"Malinis siyang tignan pero maraming contaminants doon sa utensils kapag ginamitan mo ng maduming sponge -- salmonella, campylobacter, listeria, E.coli -- lahat ng ito ay nagko-cause ng food poisoning," Rivera said.
To avoid this, more attention must be given to cleaning dishes and kitchens, he said.