We have been educated since childhood to wash their hands frequently. The reason is that there are many things in the environment that may endanger the health. Seemingly clean places may be the hotbed for wanton growth of pathogenic microorganisms. Presumably you can say a lot of such cases: all kinds of handrails in public places, remote control, mouse, keyboard ... ... The British Ministry of Health specifically for the doctor to tie the ban, the reason is that the tie "almost no one washed," " In the treatment of patients no benefit, "" At the same time "has proven to breed a large number of pathogens." The fans of the U.S. drama "House" must have remembered that Dr. Cardi, the dean, had cut off the tie of an intern angrily once the hospital had an infection. Tie is not the only thing that is almost never washed, think about your own kitchen, where there are also bags for shopping.
A research group has published a research report. Content is San Francisco, Los Angeles, Tucson, the three cities in the survey of health bags. The results show that the new bags are as safe as new plastic bags, but after repeated use, the condition of the bags has changed. 97% of respondents never clean bags. This approach will result in the production of a large number of food-derived microorganisms on the bags, which pose a potential risk to public health.
The three most common strains of fresh food are Salmonella, Campylobacter, and Escherichia coli. They can cause abdominal pain and other symptoms of diarrhea, severe cases can cause death in patients. In this study, researchers found a large amount of all three flora on a green bag. These pathogens may have spread to eco-friendly bags because of the damaged packaging of the fresh foods, while others may be present on the packaging surface due to missing parts in the fresh-food packaging.
This is not the good news. If you use a green bag and make raw food, then soon use it for snacks, cooked food, clothes, toys ... then cross-contamination is almost inevitable. Gerba, a professor at the University of Arizona, co-author of the study, advises consumers to eliminate toxins from their own bags at least weekly. He also believes the government should do something to advertise, tell consumers what to look for in green bags, or simply force manufacturers to print the bulletin on the bag.
Do not think of "disinfecting bags" too complicated. Researchers found that more than 99.9% of bacteria can be removed by hand or machine wash. Of course, it does not seem like a good idea to put bags and clothes together.