Winter is an easy time to be lazy, but bacteria are active everywhere as usual. And some bacteria that were originally suitable for survival and reproduction in the low temperature environment were ambush everywhere, and they did not miss any chance of close contact with people. So, this winter, have you done enough sterilization?
In the cold season, the human body s functions will be lower than in summer. From this, people think that the vitality of bacteria must also decline. In fact, bacteria do not have the characteristics of hibernation. Relevant research shows that pathogens such as influenza virus and Gram-positive cocci are still very active in winter and spring. In addition, many families and offices often close their doors after winter, and many people do not wash their hands as often as they do in summer. On New Year s Day and the Spring Festival, people often go in and out of commercial buildings and visit relatives and friends. These will bring opportunities for bacteria. Therefore, if you want to keep healthy in winter, you must first protect the health barrier of human skin, especially using soap and running water to wash your hands frequently.
As with other parts of the body, our hands are covered with bacteria that are invisible to the naked eye. Most bacteria are harmless and are even actively protecting our bodies against infections. Washing your hands too often can make your skin dry and more vulnerable to harmful bacteria. However, you must wash your hands before taking food and eating with your hands, after going to the toilet, after changing diapers, touching animals or getting dirty hands.
There are gaps between clothing and skin. These gaps are a warm and comfortable microclimate area isolated from the cold winter. But inadvertently, it has also become a greenhouse for bacteria, which can grow and reproduce more comfortably. Although the skin of many people is barely exposed in winter, this does not mean that there is no chance of contact with bacteria. Because hats, scarves, gloves, and clothing can also hide bacteria. Therefore, even if you wear a hat, scarf and gloves, you should not neglect to wash your hands, bathe frequently and change your clothes frequently.
Many people are used to ironing cups and dishes with free tea before meals, but this method is not reliable. The water temperature is no longer just 100 ℃, let alone whether the water in the pot is contaminated by bacteria. Unqualified inferior paper towels are a hidden health killer, which is often overlooked by most consumers. Most high-end hotels provide napkins with their own brand packaging. Most of these napkins are soft and delicate, white in color, and low in dust, but the manufacturer, raw material specifications, and production date are actually marked on the packaging And not many hygienic labels. Unqualified bacteria and excessive amount of whitening agent in unqualified napkins will sneak into the human body when wiping their mouths, causing hidden dangers to health. Therefore, it is best to bring your own tableware for dining out. If you find it too troublesome, you should at least bring your own paper towels, and try to avoid using inferior napkins in restaurants.
The kitchen in your home is where the bacteria grow, and there should be more bacteria on the refrigerator door handle than on the toilet seat. But kitchen sinks are warm, humidified, and often stained with food debris, and there are more bacteria on the toilet seat and refrigerator door handles. It is recommended that you spray some diluted bleach or other disinfectant in the kitchen sink every day to control the amount of bacteria.
In addition, most of the bacteria you need to worry about, such as E. coli, Salmonella, and Campylobacter, are found in food. That s why keeping the kitchen tidy and cooking food properly is the best way to prevent illness and infection .
The dining table and the plate are the closest places to the food. Although it is impossible to put them in a disinfection cabinet like tableware to sterilize, it is not easy to wipe them off. The spray disinfectant will remain and the inlet will be unsafe . The dishcloth is covered with hundreds of millions of bacteria. If you wipe it with a dishcloth, a lot of bacteria will be left on the tray. So it is safest to dry naturally.
Of course, exercise is also important. But when it comes to boosting the function of the immune system, nothing is more effective than a varied diet rich in fruits and vegetables. Proper supplementation of vitamins can enhance the immunity of the human body. Healthy people are best to absorb vitamins by eating fruits and vegetables, such as tomatoes, strawberries, carrots, oranges, etc.