Navigation Links
Hidden Kitchen Germs Threaten Families
Date:6/25/2008

International Study Shows Nearly 90 Percent of Sponges and Half of Sinks

Harbor High Levels of Illness-Causing Bacteria

PARSIPPANY, N.J., June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly half of all kitchen sinks harbor high levels of potentially dangerous bacteria, according to a new international study released today, sponsored by LYSOL(R) brand products.(1) In fact, investigators swabbing for bacteria in the United States and around the world found that 46 percent(2) of kitchen sinks - which families use for everything from bathing babies to washing pet food dishes - harbor unsatisfactory or heavily contaminated levels of bacteria, including E. coli, which can cause urinary tract infections, pneumonia and diarrhea.(3) Surprisingly, the kitchen sink hosts more germs than the bathroom sink, the refrigerator door handle or even the toys that our toddlers chew on.(4)

Americans' current kitchen cleaning habits don't help protect their families from illness-causing germs according to the new study from the Hygiene Council, a group of leading international infectious disease specialists. Despite 90 percent of U.S. respondents claiming to clean their kitchen surfaces two to three times per week, 25 percent of kitchen sinks analyzed failed the hygiene test for having unsatisfactory or heavily contaminated levels of bacteria that indicated the presence of feces or can cause skin infections.(5) Given the recent outbreak of Salmonella, linked to tomatoes in 17 states, Americans need to be particularly careful about how they clean and disinfect their sinks after washing off fruits and vegetables to avoid cross contamination of kitchen surfaces.

"This tells us that while most American families make a concerted effort to try and keep their homes clean and safe, they are not following basic hygiene habits to help protect themselves and their children," said John Oxford, chairman of the Hygiene Council and Professor of Virology at St. Bartholomew's & The
'/>"/>

SOURCE LYSOL
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Related medicine news :

1. UT Southwestern: Hidden facial cheek fat compartments are key to youthful appearance
2. Hidden heart condition increases the risk of death in patients waiting for kidney transplants
3. Scans spot hidden tumors in rare cancer syndrome
4. Eularis Exposes Hidden Barriers to Patient Adherence With New Pharmaceutical Industry Report
5. Hidden Epidemic of Congestive Heart Failure Driving Hospitalization, Costs
6. Routine screenings uncover hidden carbon monoxide poisoning
7. Hidden Veggies on the go hits Whole Foods Market(R) in 2008
8. Protect Pets From Winters Hidden Dangers
9. Hidden Costs Plague Owners Occupying Newly Constructed Buildings; New Program Can Help Avoid Major Issues
10. Brain MRIs Find Hidden Neurological Problems
11. California Wildfires - The Hidden Dangers & Actions You Can Take
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/2/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... July 02, 2015 , ... ... the newest shades of the SIGVARIS PERFORMANCE SOCKS. Since the socks were first ... and athletic trainers. Their significant popularity has inspired four new, fun shades including: ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... July 02, 2015 , ... ActiveBunch.com recently ... passion for social fitness. Built to function as a lifestyle community, Active Bunch allows ... the opportunity to network, meet, and participate in discussions or group events. , ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... ... July 02, 2015 , ... ... company , announced today that it has reached an agreement to acquire ... CleanItSupply.com the largest distributor of Rubbermaid Commercial Products on the web today. ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... ... July 02, 2015 , ... Octo Consulting Group, (Octo), a ... government, has announced they are among nine contractors awarded the U.S. Securities and ... contract not to exceed $250 million. , To achieve the goals of ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... OR (PRWEB) , ... July 02, 2015 , ... Hand ... During the current summer flu season, according to fresh water advocate and radio host ... on the hands. Kleyne cautions that for maximum effectiveness, hand sanitizers must be applied ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:SIGVARIS is Sporting Four Brand New Colors in the Popular PERFORMANCE SOCK Product Line 2Health News:ActiveBunch.com Launches as a Social Community for People with Active Lifestyles 2Health News:CleanItSupply.com Acquires eRubbermaid.com 2Health News:Octo Consulting Group Awarded IDIQ Contract for SEC Business Management Support 2Health News:Summer flu season hand sanitizers are most effective when correctly applied reports fresh water advocate Sharon Kleyne 2Health News:Summer flu season hand sanitizers are most effective when correctly applied reports fresh water advocate Sharon Kleyne 3
... Inc. (CTI) (Nasdaq and MTA: CTIC) today announced that Richard Van der Jagt, M.D. of ... the 2009 Pan Pacific Lymphoma Conference on Monday, June 22, 2009. The conference will be ... Hawaii. , , , ... 2009 Pan Pacific Lymphoma Conference, ...
... , , , President Obama Calls For Health ... 15 The American Medical Association warmly welcomed U.S. ... Like the president, the AMA is committed to health reform this ... , (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081209/AMALOGO ) , ...
... MBA, FACPE, Ameritox,s Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, ... for the American College of Physician Executives (ACPE), a national ... , Dr. Leider became an ACPE member 20 years ... College for 13 years teaching courses on improving the quality ...
... 16, 2009 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time , , ... ALXA ) announced today that it has exercised ... Allegro. The purchase of Symphony Allegro, which is subject ... 2009. , , Alexza and Symphony Capital Partners, LP ...
... June 15 Citing evidence that even a very low level ... the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) is recommending a ... adults. In a vote at the CSTE annual conference in Buffalo, ... 10 ug/dl or more in adults as "elevated" -- the same ...
... 15, 2009 (BRONX, NY) In a study ... researchers from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva ... HIV-positive individuals are most likely to develop deadly fungal ... of meningitis affects more than 900,000 HIV-infected people globallymost ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:President Obama Receives Warm Welcome from AMA Physicians 2Health News:Ameritox(R) CMO Elected Chairman of the American College of Physician Executives Board 2Health News:Alexza Announces Agreement to Acquire Symphony Allegro, Including All Rights to AZ-004, AZ-104 and AZ-002 2Health News:Alexza Announces Agreement to Acquire Symphony Allegro, Including All Rights to AZ-004, AZ-104 and AZ-002 3Health News:Alexza Announces Agreement to Acquire Symphony Allegro, Including All Rights to AZ-004, AZ-104 and AZ-002 4Health News:Alexza Announces Agreement to Acquire Symphony Allegro, Including All Rights to AZ-004, AZ-104 and AZ-002 5Health News:Alexza Announces Agreement to Acquire Symphony Allegro, Including All Rights to AZ-004, AZ-104 and AZ-002 6Health News:CSTE Leads Effort to Improve Blood Lead Reporting 2Health News:CSTE Leads Effort to Improve Blood Lead Reporting 3Health News:Predicting fatal fungal infections 2
(Date:7/2/2015)... July 2, 2015  The Green Exchange, Inc., the ... first HIPAA compliant mobile app that connects cannabis growers ... medical marijuana, announced today that their service provides the ... Meadow and more than half a dozen other delivery ... Loud Cannabis is unique in that it connects ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... , July 2, 2015 ... (Homofermentative & Heterofermentative), Species (Lactobacillus, Pediococcus & Enterococcus), Enzymes ... and Forecast to 2020", Silage Inoculants & Enzymes Market ... a CAGR of 4.0% from 2015 to 2020. ... igures spread through 194 P ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... 2, 2015  The Commission for Certification in ... an organization that represents pharmacists in acute and ... continuing education for recertification of Certified Geriatric Pharmacists.  ... programs for this purpose.  ASHP will join the ... for the CCGP Professional Development Program. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:New Cannabis Delivery App Gets Product to Patient in Under 7 Minutes 2Silage Inoculants & Enzymes Market Worth $489.05 Million by 2020 2Silage Inoculants & Enzymes Market Worth $489.05 Million by 2020 3Silage Inoculants & Enzymes Market Worth $489.05 Million by 2020 4Commission for Certification in Geriatric Pharmacy Adds ASHP as Professional Development Program Provider 2
The Surgiflex WAVE is a comfortable, easy to use, versatile, and interchangeable suction-irrigation device....
... Clinicians are demanding smaller, higher performing ... clinical and operational challenges. The new ... powerful architecture for superb High Definition ... and ease-of-use; and a versatile suite ...
The Cardiff Acuity Test is designed specifically for,acuity measurement in children aged 1 to 3 years. The,test is also helpful with other age groups with,intellectual impairment, dementia, hea...
... InfinixTM CF-i/SP brings revolutionary flexibility to ... enables operators to move the C-arm ... to obtain the optimal angle for ... features an 8-inch cardiac flat panel ...
Medicine Products: