Cleaning chemicals have been designed to make the removal of dirt easier. They are also formulated to reduce bacteria and germs that can make people sick. We are so knowledgeable when it comes to germ theory now but it is really just 100 years old. People used to just throw things in the street and leave food out having no idea this is what was making them sick. The development of proper cleaning chemicals has made the world safer and easier to survive but beware of what you are getting into.
When you are working with dishes or in and around the area where food is prepared, it is important to fully kill the germs but also important to rinse things thoroughly. You don’t want cleaning chemical residue to be ingested as it can make you quite sick. In addition, things as simple as soap can have a laxative effect that is rather unpleasant and can lead to dehydration.
When you are using cleaning chemicals, take the time to open a window. Making sure the fumes can escape is very important so that you don’t have a build up of the fumes that can make you ill. Headaches, lightheadedness and burning lungs or eyes are all signs that you need more fresh air. Don’t use the chemicals in enclosed spaces or if you have to, take many breaks for fresh air.
Cleaning chemicals have stopped the spread of disease and germs. They are incredibly useful when properly stored and utilized. Take the time to learn about the chemicals in your daily life so you can be a safer consumer. It will also help keep bad chemicals out of the reach of children and pets. A little bit of safety goes a long way.