La Vida Low Tox Blog — covid19
Cleaning and disinfecting in COVID times
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So, what is the difference between cleaning and disinfecting? To distinguish, cleaning removes visible grime, while disinfection removes most pathological microbes. According to CDC (2020), cleaning refers to the removal of germs, dirt, and impurities from surfaces. It does not kill germs, but by removing them, it lowers their numbers and the risk of spreading infection. Disinfection refers to using chemicals, to kill germs on surfaces. This process does not necessarily clean dirty surfaces or remove germs, but by killing germs on a surface after cleaning, it can further lower the risk of spreading infection. General recommendations for cleaning and...
How Sanitising is Hand Sanitiser?
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There's nothing like a pandemic to make us sit up and take notice of our personal hygiene. Not just that, we start to notice other people's personal hygiene too 😳🙈😱. Last week, as COVID-19 was dominating the news, many of us, at some point, were standing in line at supermarkets with our fair share of dry stores and toilet paper. But what do we make of all that hand sanitiser? Buckets of the stuff has been sold, and keeps selling... the world is in lockdown too, so all the people buying hand sanitiser should all have easy access to soap...