There are many items that are supposed to improve the quality of our life, but may actually have a completely opposite effect on you. In order to avoid this, pay attention on properly using it. This will reduce the possibility of a detrimental effect on your health.
1. Q – tips
Experts warn that the manner in which we clean earwax collected in the ears has gone too far. We know well that the earwax is the one that protects the sensitive internal structures of the ear from dust, dirt and bacteria. Therefore, never put the cotton swab in the ear canal, because you may push the wax deeper into the ear. Instead of cotton swab, use a little cotton and clean only the area of the entrance of the ear canal.
Sponge is an ideal environment for the growth of bacteria and fungus which can easily cause infection. Therefore, always choose sponges made from natural fibers because they contain enzymes that control the development and growth of bacteria. Wash the sponge after each use, squeeze drain it and store it in a dry place. Use it 30 days only.
3. Rubber or silicone kitchen spatula
Most spatulas we use, when making cookies, have a “head part” which can be separated from the handle. It is made in such a way that the head can be removed after using it. During the preparation of a meal, food enters and thus bacterial layer is created. Therefore, after each time you make cookies we strongly recommend you to detach the handle from the head and wash everything carefully.
4. Air freshener
Maybe air fresheners are good when your skin and airways are dry, but if not maintained properly, it becomes a source of various pathogenic fungi that are sprayed in the air. It is mandatory to change the filters and the water, of course depending on the model you have. Never leave already used water in the freshener because it accumulates mold. Just before use you need to empty the appliance completely and fill it with fresh water. Clean it on every three days.
After each use a blender, you should always wash it, especially paying attention to the most important part of the rubber ring that holds the blades in place. Many researches have shown that that small part of the blender is one of the dirtiest items in the kitchen and a real small nursery of bacteria such as E. coli and salmonella.