Search Staff


0 24 February 2016

Water left stagnant in the pipes of showers can be contaminated with germs that become airborne when the shower is turned on. If a shower has not been used for some time, it should be left to run at a hot temperature for a few minutes before use.

Thorough cleaning is important in preventing the spread of fungal infection. Molds can live on floor and tiles and on shower curtains. Mold can be responsible for infections, cause allergic responses, deteriorate or damage surface and causes unpleasant odors. Primary sites of fungal growth are inanimate surfaces, including carpets and soft furnishing. Air borne fungi are usually associated with damp conditions, poor ventilation or closed air system.

Cleaning of toilets and hand wash facilities is important to prevent odors and make them socially acceptable. Social acceptance is important part of encouraging people to use toilets and wash their hands

Things to remember

Good personal hygiene is one of the most effective ways to protect ourselves and others from many illness, such as gastroenteritis allergies.

Wash your hands regularly, especially before preparing or eating food after going to the toilet.

Personal hygiene

One of the effective ways we have to protect ourselves and others from illness is good personal hygiene. The means washing your hands, especially, but also your means being carefully not to cough or sneeze on others, cleaning things that you touch if you are unwell, putting items such as tissues (that may have germs) when you might be at a risk of catching an infection.

Body odor

Body smells are cause by numbers of factors working in combination including: Chemicals in sweat, including pheromones, which are made by the body and sexually attract (or repel) other people.

Wastes excreted through the skin, such as metabolize alcohol.

The action of bacteria that live on the skin and feed on dead skin cell and sweat.

Hand washing

Most infections, especially colds and gastroenteritis, are caught when we put our unwashed hands, which have germs on them, to our mouth. Some infections are caught when other people’s dirty hands touch the food we eat. Hands and wrists should be washed with clean soap and water, using a brush if your fingernails are dirty. Dry your hands with something clean, such as towels or hot air dryers. You should always wash your hands;

After using the toilet before making or eating food after handling dogs or other animals if you have been around someone who is coughing or has cold.

Bad breath

Good dental hygiene includes regular brushing and flossing. Bad breath can be caused by diseases of teeth, gums and mouth, such as infections. Most peoples have bad breath first thing in the morning because saliva is not made while you’re asleep. Some food can cause bad breath include garlic and onions. Mouth washes, mouth spray and flavored chewing gums can make your breath smell better for a while but if you have a health problem in your mouth, you have to see a dentist.

Hygiene in the kitchen bathroom and toilet

Routine cleaning of ‘contact’ (hand, food and drinking water) sites and surfaces (such as toilets seats and flush handles, doors and tap handles, work surfaces, bath and basin surfaces) in the kitchen, bathroom and toilets reduces the risk from the toilet itself is not high, provide it is properly maintained although some splashing and aerosol formation can occur during flushing, particularly where someone in the has diarrhea. Germs can survive in the scum or scale left behind on bath and washing and bathing.