It’s always been important to sanitise, however during the pandemic, it’s become more important than ever. This pandemic has opened the eyes of many as to how important it is to sanitise their hands as often as they need to. Sanitising reduces the growth of viruses, fungi, and other types of harmful bacteria, so it’s important to sanitise and kill any harmful bacteria that could potentially reach you. Sanitising has become the most popular component that many different companies have enforced over recent years, you see sanitising stations everywhere, hospitals, schools, shopping centres, gyms, and many other work environments. It’s vital that we use sanitising stations when we see them to avoid spreading any harmful bacteria. A great example would be when you’re finished with your weights at the gym, always make sure you always disinfect your equipment then sanitise before you use anything else. Germs and bacteria can be brought back to your home after every trip, regardless of the precautions you take, you should always sanitise.
People may sometimes get mixed up about cleaning and sanitising, however, they are two separate things. We can mop, wipe dirt from surfaces and do other things that are classed as “cleaning.” This would mean physically removing germs, dirt and impurities, which may reduce the numbers and lower the spread of germs, but wouldn’t necessarily eliminate them. Sanitising will eliminate and stop the growth of bacteria, mold and viruses, which will obviously then stop the spread. The correct sanitiser will eliminate pathogens and must contain 70% to 90% alcohol as recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO). That’s why sanitisation becomes one of the most essential steps as part of the cleaning process in clinics, offices, hospitals, restaurants, schools, malls and other work environments.
Sanitisation is the key to keeping yourself and others safe, so it’s important when it comes to washing your hands you should use the appropriate hand sanitiser and soap available. Remember when sanitising to rub your hands together, covering all surfaces of your hands and fingers until your hands are dry. If we learn anything from the current health crisis, we should learn that regular cleaning and sanitizing routines are important all the time. Many of the cases of the coronavirus were contracted and transmitted well before we knew we were doing it. The cleaner and more sanitized we are in the way we live, the better prepared we will be to avoid creating environments that make it easy for viruses to thrive.
(Photo credit: Towfiqu barbhuiya on Unsplash)