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Look After the Cleaning Cloths in Your Home – and They Will Look After You

We are often reminded that the hands are the most important “superhighway” for spreading germs, but we can tend to forget that the cleaning cloths and other cleaning “utensils” which we use in our homes can just as easily spread germs to our hands and to clean food contact surfaces if we do not look after them and use them properly.

This briefing material has been produced for those who work in healthcare professions, the media and others who are looking for background understanding of hygiene and hygiene issues and/or are responsible for providing guidance to the public on how to prevent the spread of infection in their homes.

The hygiene practice advice given in this document is taken from the IFH/IPS training resource: HOME HYGIENE – prevention of infection at home: a training resource for carers and their trainers.

Author: International Scientific Forum on Home Hygiene

Download File: Look_after_the_cleaning_cloths_in_your_home.doc

Published: 25/01/2015

Publication Type: Factsheet

Publisher: IFH