Here are five important things to know as you combat the flu virus.
When addressing pathogens in the built environment, select the cleaning product based on the need. While soapy water is sufficient to clean up a drink spill, it is not the best option for all jobs, for example, a disinfectant is required to clean wrestling mats to prevent the spread of infectious skin diseases like ringworm (a fungal infection of the skin). Remember that disinfectants are registered pesticides and therefore the label must be followed in order to avoid health problems, such as eye injuries, chemical burns, and respiratory illness, as well as to achieve effective disinfection.
As influenza cases increase, school teachers appeal for disinfectant wipes and tissues. While it is enormously helpful to supply the latter, disinfectant wipes are not ideal for school classrooms for several reasons:
Remember to read the label, washing hands after use should be exercised by anyone using these products without gloves.