Philippine Spring Cleaning Day

by Anna Katharina on May 2, 2011

in Blogging,Community,Health Concerns,Product Promo,Safety


“I clean. I save,” the Philippine Spring Cleaning Day

In the Philippines, eight out of 10 top causes of morbidity are infectious in nature. These diseases like measles, chicken pox and pneumonia are transmitted by sneezing, coughing, spitting, talking and by air currents. On the other hand, diarrhea can be acquired by contaminated water, food, milk and blood.

The infection process is like a circle of links, its a cycle that goes on and on in a sequential manner. To prevent infection is to break the links in the chain of infection. The links are: infectious agent, reservoir, portal of exit from the reservoir, mode of transmission, and portal of entry into a susceptible host.

To break the link of the chain of infection , there are several ways and methods that can be practiced and thus prevent infection. Prevention of infections should start at home!

• Foremost is hand hygiene, either you use soap and water or the available hand sanitizer. Once I enter our home, the first thing that I do is hand washing.

• Anything that is moist is a breeding ground for microorganism thus a source of infection.

  1. 1. In the kitchen, clean and disinfect countertops especially crevices, it will prevent bacteria from hiding there.
  2. 2. Replace sponges and wash cloths often.
  3. 3. Air or sun dry wash cloths, bath, face towels every day, they can be breeding ground for fungus.
  4. 4. Spray the inside of shoes with disinfectant to kill off fungus spores. Never keep shoes in cabinets, air dry them.
  5. 5. Clean and disinfect the floor, vinyl tile, and walls inside an air conditioned room every now and then.

• For your children especially if they are toddlers, select play toys that can easily be cleaned and disinfected, stay away from stuffed furry toys if these will be shared with other children.
• Do away with the hanky, it’s unhygienic. Use tissue to Cover mouth/nose when sneezing, and then dispose properly.

If you have more tips on how to maintain cleanliness at home , Join the Philippine Spring Cleaning Day Contest

Give us your best tip on how to clean your home.

1. Put your best tip in Philippine Spring Cleaning Day in commitment/tips page.
2. You also have to email your tip to philippinespringcleaningday@gmail.com with your name and contact number.

Best 20 tips will receive gift packs from Lysol.
Winners will be announced thru Phil. Spring Cleaning FB Fan page – (http://www.facebook.com/philippinespringcleaningday) on May 10, Tuesday.

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