Practical tips to avoid diseases at home
MANILA -- There are some things common to mothers. Among these is their desire to keep their families protected against disease-causing bacteria.
"Ang pagiging nanay ay hindi naman kailangan mahirap, puwede ding maging masaya."
These are the words shared by Glaiza Garcia, a mother who maintains a blog about and for mothers, and is very particular with cleanliness around the house. Bacteria thrive in any area in the house, and Garcia knows about this.
A study from the Hygiene Council in USA even revealed that almost 18,000 bacteria per square inch can be found in a kitchen sink alone. Common things we used at home are not safe from bacteria as well.
Dr. Willie Ong, internal medicine expert, added, "Siyempre ang pinakamaduming parte, sa toilet, sa computer table, cellphone, 'yung mga papel, 'yung mga ballpen na ginagamit natin, posibleng
maraming mga germs diyan."
These bacteria, such as e.coli, salmonella, and shigella, can cause diseases. Staphylococcus aureus may also be present, which can cause boils, according to Ong.
With bacteria around the house, Garcia aims to help mothers like her through her blog called mommymusings.com.
She shares tips in keeping the home safe from bacteria. Among these tips: shoes worn outside must not be brought inside the house; each family member should have his own bath towel, as sharing towels may transfer germs.
Most of all, according to Garcia, "Siyempre, ang pinakaimportante sa lahat, huwag natin kakalimutang maghugas ng kamay. Sinisigurado ko na ang ginagamit namin sa bahay ay may germ-fighting ingredient."