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Woman's Day Cleaning Mistake #5

Posted by on Apr. 30, 2012 at 9:45 PM
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Mistake #5: You think every cleaner is a disinfectant.

All cleaning solutions are not created equal, and it pays to spend a little more time reading labels. Certain areas of the house, like the kitchen sink, countertops, bathtubs and door handles (if a family member is ill with a cold or flu), require a true disinfectant to kill germs. Unless the cleaning product has an EPA registration number in tiny print on the label (it will say something like EPA Reg No. 123), it’s not a disinfectant. Read the label, and more importantly, follow the directions. “Most disinfectants need to remain wet on a surface for a specified amount of time,” says Vance. “If you’re spraying it on the surface and immediately wiping it up, you’re not disinfecting.” Photo: iStock


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by on Apr. 30, 2012 at 9:45 PM
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xocoutureandco
by on Apr. 30, 2012 at 9:45 PM
Interesting!
Shlamoof
by on Apr. 30, 2012 at 9:57 PM

Nope, I only use bleach for true disinfecting.  I don't hold much stock in other cleaners.

johnny4ever
by on May. 1, 2012 at 7:22 AM

tfs

Tfor2
by on May. 1, 2012 at 12:06 PM

 i still use my home made cleaner. it has tea tree oil and lavander both of which are good antibacterials

itsallabtthem84
by on May. 1, 2012 at 9:18 PM

NOt guitly but I know someone who is.

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