Old dirty socks? Nope. Toilet rim and sides? Nope. Trash bin cover? Definitely no! It’s …
Last week, I made a poll on my Facebook page to see if my readers know what’s the dirtiest item in their homes but did not know about it. Fortunately, out of 115 respondents, 93 got the right answer — Bar Solution (laundry bar soap + water + sponge).
Photo by Annaly Jusay
PSM President Dr. Supachai Basit explains, “A dishwashing bar solution is a breeding ground for contaminants, including bacteria and other types of germs. This is especially true if the laundry bar is left exposed for many hours and the dishwashing sponge is constantly wet.” In a study from Japan that measure the presence of bacteria in household items, scientists found that the dishwashing sponge was contaminated with several types of bacteria: E. coli and Staph. aureus, which both cause food poisoning, and Ps. aeruginosa, which leads to opportunistic infection.
I shared this news to my mom and she brushed it off and said “Sinong may sabi, eh ganyan naman ang ginagawa namin noong unang panahon!”
My mom is one of this culprits who use bar solution for washing dishes, especially when I ran out of Joy dish washing liquid. Even before this study, I cringe at the thought of using the bar solution for washing dishes and every time we ran out of it my mom would turn back to the bar solution.
Are you also a culprit of this unsanitary practice? Better stop now and start using Joy Antibac with Power of Safeguard! Stop cleaning with germs! Start cleaning with Joy Antibac with Power of Safeguard for 99.9% germ protection.
P.S. I also promised a chance to win a special prize to those who joined the poll and got the correct answer. There are 93 of you who got the answer but the winner of the special prize which is Php1,000 worth of Joy Antibac product with Safeguard products is
Sally Binauhan! ADORA MARTIN! EMILIANA SISON (This will be the third time I draw a winner because the first two ones did not reply! CONGRATULATIONS!