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Cleaning, Sanitizing, Disinfecting

Some tips to remember:

1️⃣Determine whether you need to clean or disinfect. Clean surfaces regularly to remove germs and prevent them from growing or spreading. You should still disinfect surfaces that have contact with raw meat, blood or bodily fluids, and when a family member suffers from a contagious illness, such as the flu.
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2️⃣????When you need to disinfect, use products properly. Inappropriate use may not kill bacteria, exposing your family to harmful chemicals without the germ-destroying benefit. THINK CLOROX WIPES or DISINFECTING WIPES in this case!!!!
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3️⃣All disinfectant products, including bleach, need to stay on the surface for a certain duration of time to work adequately, so always read instructions on the label. You might be surprised how many wipes it takes to ensure the surface stays wet for the full 4 to 10 minutes directed on the label. So many people use wipes completely ineffectively!
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4️⃣Science is telling us that exposure to germs and the infectious diseases they cause may contribute to a better functioning immune system. For example, children who grow up on a farm are less likely to have asthma because they are exposed to a wide range of germs when they are young. Most microbes are helpful and only 1% cause disease. 

????????I think of it like this:
All purpose cleaner – make up on bathroom counters, hair on counters, crumbs and jelly on the kitchen counter, spilled food on the floor, etc.
Disinfectant/Sanitizer – blood, vomit, raw meat juice, disgusting bathrooms or toilets, etc.

And just FYI…
-Force of Nature website says it can be used to clean, sanitize, and disinfect.
-Hydrogen peroxide is a disinfectant also.
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https://www.ewg.org/enviroblog/2015/09/trouble-disinfecting-wipes
https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/documents/ece_curriculumfinal.pdf

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