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How "dirty" is a rag? Bacteria increased by 10 million times in 5 days

Posting time:2022-10-06 02:02:22

How "dirty" is a rag? Bacteria increased by 10 million times in 5 days

When it comes to the most likely place for bacteria to accumulate in the home, the first reaction of most people is the toilet. But in fact, there is one commonly used kitchen utensil that has more bacteria than we can imagine and is often overlooked, and that is the rags used at home. What's even more frightening is that many elderly people don't know how dirty the rag is. As long as a rag is not broken, they are not willing to throw it away. Some rags are also reused, not only to wipe the stove, but also to wipe the table and u . And we used to think that the dirtiest toilet in our home has only 100,000 bacteria, which means that a small rag is millions of times dirtier than the toilet. According to experts, if a new rag bought outside is placed in the kitchen for 5 days, the growth rate of bacteria can reach 10 million times. It seems that a small rag is the "king of bacteria" in the home. The most important thing is that the rag is not only dirty, but also carries a lot of disease-causing germs. The Beijing Center for Disease Control and Prevention has detected that a rag can carry 19 kinds of pathogenic bacteria, of which the most harmful to adults and children, mainly include the following four: 1. Staphylococcus infection is most typical of gastrointestinal symptoms. , such as nausea, severe and frequent vomiting, diarrhea, etc., the younger the child, the stronger the susceptibility to staphylococcal toxins. 2. Escherichia coli is highly toxic and is extremely destructive to cells, which can easily cause intestinal mucosal edema and hemorrhage, and in severe cases, lesions of the kidneys, spleen and brain. 3. Salmonella bacteria will multiply after entering the intestinal tract, destroy the intestinal mucosa, and cause severe sepsis. 4. Listeria bacteria can cause meningitis, sepsis, endocarditis and other diseases, and in severe cases, there will be stillbirth. Now let's see if there is only one rag in your kitchen, and this rag sometimes wipes the cutting board, the pots and pans, the fruit, and finally the table. On the edge of the pool. CCTV once reported on the program "A piece of rag causes the whole family to be poisoned". After dinner, the whole family developed symptoms such as vomiting and diarrhea, and then they were sent to the hospital for examination, which was found to be food poisoning caused by bacteria. The germs come from the above-mentioned piece of rag being abused in various places, causing bacteria to enter the human body and cause poisoning. So how should we use the rag to be clean and hygienic? 1. Avoid using one cloth more than one cloth This is a taboo for home kitchen use, because this is the main reason for bacterial cross-infection. It is recommended that parents use special cloths, such as green rags, which can be used to clean tableware, spoons and other tableware, white rags can be used to dry water, and yellow can be used to wipe countertops, tabletops, etc. Don't feel troublesome, especially for children's toys, tables, chairs, tableware, etc., it is best to be equipped with a separate rag to avoid cross infection. 2. Wash it immediately after using it every day and keep it dry. Regarding cleaning, do you think it is enough to use dishwashing liquid? In fact, dishwashing liquid can only remove oil stains at most, and cannot prevent bacterial growth. If you want to thoroughly clean the rag, you can do the following: First: boil the rag that has been cleaned with boiling water first, put it in boiling water and boil it for 10-15 minutes, then most of the bacteria can be eliminated. The second type: Dilute the 84 disinfectant before soaking it, and then put the cleaned rag into the adjusted water, pay attention to soak it for at least 20-30 minutes. When the rag is used up, it should be cleaned in time and disinfected regularly. The cleaned rag can be placed on the rack to ventilate and dry. Try not to throw the cleaned rag on the edge of the pool, because the highly humid environment is particularly suitable for bacterial growth. 3. It is recommended to replace it once a month. After all, a dirty rag will retain a lot of microorganisms, which is not good for health. If you feel that the rag is very troublesome to use, you can choose a disposable lazy rag, and throw it away after use, so you don't have to worry about cleaning, and it saves a lot of time. In addition to rags, other items in the kitchen should also be cleaned: In addition to rags, cutting boards and sinks in the kitchen are places where bacteria are more likely to breed, and hygiene should also be paid attention to. For cutting boards, do this: wash and dry the cutting board when you're done, don't put it in a corner. It is necessary to replace it with a new one after using it for a long time, and the specific time can be determined according to the usage. If it looks moldy and there are more knife marks and gaps, then replace it decisively. For the sinks for washing dishes and vegetables, think that we often wash fresh food in the sink, which will naturally leave a lot of bacteria, and the vegetable residues when washing dishes, etc., will also breed a lot of bacteria. It is recommended to clean it like this: After using the kitchen every day, you can use a brush to clean the sink. If there are things such as leaking nets or plugs in the pool, you should also take it out and clean it. Regularly clean it with food-grade disinfectant once a week. Whether it is rags, cutting boards, dishes, etc., pay attention to sanitation, health is the most important.

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