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Cleaning and disinfecting in COVID times

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Cleaning and disinfecting in COVID times

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...

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How Sanitising is Hand Sanitiser?

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How Sanitising is Hand Sanitiser?

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...

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Prevention is always better than a cure...

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Prevention is always better than a cure...

There's been lots of extra concern lately about the spread of coronavirus. One of the best ways to protect yourself is by keeping a healthy immune system.

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Super Easy Hand Sanitizer Recipe

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Super Easy Hand Sanitizer Recipe

Here is a super easy, much cleaner version of hand sanitizer that you can make in under a minute! With cold and flu season upon us keep one close for those grotty moments! To kill bacteria and viruses you need 60% alcohol. The best one to use is 95% grain alcohol (or ethyl alcohol) - but this can be hard to find, and/or expensive... what’s the difference? rubbing alcohol (or isopropyl alcohol) is readily available in super markets and chemists. Rubbing alcohol has had chemicals added (aka. Denaturants) to make it taste bad. Generally, rubbing alcohol is a byproduct of...

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Apps to help you live clean

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Apps to help you live clean

A couple of apps to help you avoid unnecessary chemicals in every day products.

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