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Benefits of Disinfecting Household Surfaces

  • Regular cleaning products do a good job of removing soil, but only disinfectants or disinfectant cleaners (also known as antibacterial cleaners) kill the germs that can cause many illnesses.
  • Surfaces like kitchen and bathroom counters, door knobs, toilet seats and children's toys may be contaminated with bacteria even when they're not visibly soiled.
  • Germs can be spread to other surfaces on dirty cleaning cloths and sponges.
  • Products that claim to kill germs must meet efficacy requirements and guidelines established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and must be registered with EPA and carry an EPA registration number on their label.
  • In order for surfaces to be effectively disinfected, the instructions on product labels need to be followed carefully.

 

Overview   Germs and Disease    Antibacterial Personal Cleansing Products    Benefits of Handwashing   Testing Antibacterials
Hows of Handwashing   FAQs of Antibacterial Soaps   Antibacterial Home Cleaning Products 
  Benefits of Disinfecting Household Surfaces   FAQs about Disinfecting Household Surfaces

 

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