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Guide to Hygiene, Health, and Disease in Your Home

Health & hygiene advice

Most homes are filled with germs and bacteria. From the kitchen sink to the toilet, everywhere is a breeding ground for germs if you let it. These areas can become a threat to your family’s health. However, by learning about illness prevention, you’ll be better able to keep your home safe and your family healthy.

Catching a stomach illness is pretty common and never nice. From the likes of E. coli, to salmonella and norovirus, all are horrible and can last for some time. Salmonella can even be fatal if not treated correctly. The germs that cause these nasty illnesses can be spread with ease, be it by touching someone who’s already infected, or by touching a household object that someone with a stomach illness has already touched. Quickly, a whole household can become infected. This is why it’s so important to be aware of health and disease in your home, and to learn all about illness prevention, keeping the problem far from your door.

Children naturally want to touch things, and will hold hands or share toys frequently, making the spreading of germs and illness incredibly easy. They do have strong immune systems which help fight off simple illnesses. However, more complicated and sometimes fatal sicknesses, such as RSV – second only to malaria as the world’s most frequent cause of child death – or rotavirus, a children’s illness that brings about dangerous cases of diarrhoea, are harder to deal with. To discover more, check out our article on children’s illness and how you can help to prevent it.

When it comes to your family’s health, and disease prevention, Domex is the ultimate weapon to stop those pesky germs and prevent illness from spreading in your home. It kills up to 99.9% of all known germs and will keep those you love safe and well. An easy way to prevent the spread of illness is to soak cleaning cloths in a diluted mix of Domex and water for between six and eight hours. (Always check the bottle for instructions and safety information). You should also wash your hands frequently and thoroughly, making sure your children do, too. For more illness prevention tips, take a look at the advice on Cleanipedia.