Follow these tips and learn how to avoid risks caused by dish sponges. About 90 percent of dish sponges in households are containing a high concentration of bacteria and 10 percent of them are unsatisfactory due to health reasons or due to diseases that can spread. It is a fact that lots of bacteria live in the dish sponge.
More than 85 percent of people do not wash the dish sponge at a high enough temperature in order to kill the bacteria that are collected in it, according to British experts from the Global Hygiene Council. Based on their research, dish sponges contain six times more bacteria than the door handles of bathrooms that are a major source of illness and disease.
Dish sponges are a haven for bacteria breeding because they are wet all the time, and it is a great environment for pests, claim experts, writes “Daily Mail”.
About seven percent of dish sponges contain more than a billion bacteria, 60 percent contain dangerous E. coli, and 25 percent have a high concentration of the bacteria Pseudomonas, which is associated with infections of the eyes and skin.
In order to avoid risks caused by dish sponges, obey the following advices:
– After each dish washing, wash the dish sponge with boiling water, and on every two days wash it with antibacterial detergent.
– Use new dish sponge on every two weeks.
– You can use the sponge for a longer time if you wash it at temperatures above 60 degrees in the dishwasher.
– When cleaning the working surfaces, use antibacterial wipes instead of dish sponge.