kitchen dishclothsHave you ever thought that usual home dishcloths which we usually keep in our kitchens on the draining board could have more dangerous bacteria than towels and dishcloths used in public restaurants? According to the findings of a recent UK government survey carried out by environmental health officers from the Chartered Institute of Environment Health, every 9 in 10 kitchen dishcloths in British homes harbour excessively high levels of various bacteria that are especially dangerous for stomach and digestive system.

A year ago, the specialists from the Health Protection Agency checked out the condition of restaurant dishcloths which are used in popular fast food and other type of restaurants in Britain. It turned out that more than 56% of them are harbouring dangerous bacteria and stomach bugs, including listeria, E. coli and others. This time, our kitchen dishcloths became the subject of the research, and the results are absolutely terrifying: after testing 100 cleaning dishcloths from the kitchens, the experts from the Chartered Institute of Environment Health found out that the levels of dangerous bacteria in our home cloths is even higher than the one in towels and dishcloths used in public restaurants.

In other words, it is easier to catch a dangerous infection and get poisoned from our own cleaning cloths. The findings of this research were published recently in the Independent and caused certain public resonance. Therefore, specialists from British healthcare organizations express their concern and advise all of us to make more efforts on preventing food poisoning by not creating favorable environment for dangerous stomach bacteria to grow and develop in our kitchens. Be sure that in your house, cleaning cloths and dishcloths are washed regularly, and try not to leave dishcloths lying on your sink.

Author Info: Hi! My name is Carla and I am a 5th year medical student at HYMS. I am interested in alternative medicine and I have done months researching the topic of herbal medicine. Besides, I like interviewing people and learning more about their experiences with one or another type of herbal treatments. I am willing to contribute to this site with my knowledge, and I would be happy to help you out to the best of my ability with any specific questions or problems related to alternative medicine.

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