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Dish towels can fill your dishes with bacteria; How often do you change them?

Dish towels can fill your dishes with bacteria; How often do you change them?

Dish towels can fill your dishes with bacteria; How often do you change them?

A common object in kitchens helps the proliferation of microorganisms and can become a health risk if not changed frequently




Maybe you never stopped to think, but the dishcloth is one of the objects in your kitchen that can put your health at risk. This is because the cloth is in constant contact with food, people and even with the garbage cans present in the environment.

“The dangers of tableware lie precisely in this ‘transport of bacteria’ from one place to another,” says biomedical scientist Roberto Martins, also known as Doctor Bacteria. He cites as an example salmonella, which can be transmitted to humans through dishcloths.

Second study presented at the American Society of Microbiology conference36.7% of the samples analyzed were contaminated by coliform bacteria responsible for causing intestinal problems and urinary infections.

According to Doctor Bacteria, a dirty dishtowel can contain up to 1 million more bacteria than a public toilet lid.

For cleaning, it is recommended to put the product in a bucket with water and antibacterial disinfectant. Leave the item there for 10 minutes and then rinse it normally. Ideally, you should iron the cloth with a hot iron to remove any scratches.

In addition, experts also suggest having a dish towel for each purpose: one for drying dishes, another for drying hands. If you can’t wash the dish towel every day, the ideal is to use it for up to three days; for drying your hand, the period lasts up to five days.

Dishcloth contains more bacteria than a toilet seat
Dishcloth contains more bacteria than a toilet seat

Source: Terra

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