Home towels are used every day, but many of us may not know that there is a huge bacterial bomb lurking in the towels we use every day, and we have more frequent and close contact with us. Next, I followed the encyclopedia into the household towel and saw how to use it to get away from bacteria.
One towel brace to the end vs wash seperately
In many people's homes, a towel is "being part-time job" - washing your face, bathing, shampooing, etc., and this situation is mostly distributed in the men's crowd. Asked why, they think that a towel is enough, it is their own body anyway, not dirty. And if everyone in the family is divided into towels, it is difficult to distinguish between too many quantities, and there is not enough space at home to make towels like hanging flags.
Different from the former's "specialty", some people are more particular about each part, and each part must be subdivided to correspond to each one, such as washing face, wiping body, wiping feet, etc. In their view, separate use can be more clean and clean, and each other's bacteria will not infect each other.
Encyclopedia Insights: Coins, bed textiles, and towel products are the three major indirect vectors of transmission of diseases. Dr. Yu Ling, deputy director of the Department of Dermatology at Beijing Tongren Hospital, said that the use of incorrect towels will damage the skin and the bacteria on the towels may also cause cross-infection. As early as 2003, China had already advocated that the number of individuals using towels should be four men and three women. Among them, men wash their faces, wash their feet, and bathe their towels separately. On the basis of washing their faces, washing their feet and taking a bath, they add a personal sanitary towel.
Towels dry or towel wet or body naturally dry
There are a thousand Hamlets in a thousand people. This shows that everyone's consciousness is independent, so as to produce their own differences. In the process of bathing people, the slightest movement to the end will actually face three options:
1, towel dry. Dry towels absorb moisture from your body more quickly and thoroughly and are a favorite choice for most people. A large bath towel, surrounded by a bit, a strong sense of security, but also smoothly wipe the hair together.
2, wet towels. People like to use wet towels. They think that bath towels are exposed in an open and unprotected environment for a long time. They should be washed with water before use, wrung out, and then wiped, so that they are clean.
3, naturally dried body. Different from the previous ones, a small group of people said that they did not use a towel after bathing, and chose to air dry naturally.
Everyone seems to have their own set, then in the end what is the cleanest and healthiest?
Encyclopedia Insights: In 2013, the Towel Health Research Group of the China Household Textile Industry Association Towel Professional Committee selected 413 volunteers to conduct simulated towel use experiments and set different use environments, washing times, washing methods, and drying. Mode and other conditions. At the same time, 167 cotton towels were collected from five different local families in Beijing, Nanjing, Shenzhen, Xi’an, and Binzhou for bacterial count testing.
The results showed that according to the "Hotel Industry Health Standard" GB9663-1996 public goods cleaning disinfection standards, the total number of bacteria in the towel should not exceed 200cfu/25cm2. In the experiment, in the northern indoor environment (drying) and the southern indoor environment (wet), the towels were used for 40 days and 20 days, respectively, and the bacteria exceeded the standard. It was found that in wet conditions, the towels were more likely to grow bacteria than the drying conditions. The drying conditions, the number of washing have a greater impact on the growth of bacteria, can slow the growth of bacteria.
The theory of oral dictation is better than actual ones. Look at what Japan, which has always given a clean impression, does not use Japanese wet towels for the second time. Once the towels are wet, they will immediately be washed and dried. What's more worth mentioning is that Japanese people are accustomed to using small square towels. Everyone will prepare more than a dozen of them to wash their faces, wipe their hands, etc. Once a towel is used, it will be changed in 3 days and the dirty towels will be cleaned with soap. And dried in a sunny place. Obviously, regardless of whether you like to use it for dry or wet when you take a shower, you must wash and dry the towel before the next time you use it. This is the most appropriate course of action.
For a friend who likes to dry naturally, Xiao Bian must admonish that the evaporation of water after the shower will take away part of the skin's original moisture, which may cause the skin to dry, lack of water, and cause the body temperature to drop and cause a cold. In addition, the chance of getting wet and prone to rheumatism for a long time will greatly increase, so it is most appropriate to wipe it off with a dry cloth.
"I wash every day, wash clean and clean, of course, do not break, do not change." Believe that this is a lot of people's psychological thoughts, diligence is the traditional virtue of the Chinese people, generally that money is not easy to come by, things are not broken, throw, It is a waste.
But there is also a way of doing this, whether it is broken or not, you will choose to change it regularly. Because of the fixed replacement, it is more healthy.
Encyclopedia Insights: According to a survey conducted by the China Home Textiles Industry Association, the actual usage of towels in China is 1-2 per person per year, and 10 per capita per year are used in middle-developed countries, while the usage in developed countries such as Japan, Europe and the United States is even higher. . We also mentioned earlier that the use of a towel in a humid environment or in a dry environment starts exceeding the bacterial limit in more than 40 days.
At the same time, according to the report of the Life Times, Peking University People's Hospital once used new towels, used towels for 3 months, and used towels for more than 6 months for bacterial culture. As a result, it was found that the number of new towel colonies on the order of 100, the use of three-month towel colonies on the order of 10,000, and the use of towel colonies on the order of six months were approximately one million orders of magnitude.
The reason why towels will become a "dirty place" is mainly because the main component of cotton fiber is a tubular structure, containing a hollow cell, can store moisture, humidity is the most important condition for the survival of bacteria. At the same time, the towel is often placed in a hot and humid bathroom, ventilation, poor ventilation, lack of direct sunlight, such an environment suitable for bacterial growth. Finally, excretions such as grease, dust, dander, mites, and sweat on human skin will accumulate on the towels. If they are not regularly cleaned, they can easily cause the bacteria to multiply and cause cross-infection.
Even in the case of regular cleaning, towels that have passed their service life will become hard and dirty and become a new source of pollution. Therefore, it is recommended that the towel should be changed every three months so as to better maintain a clean living condition.
The towels are small but very close. If used improperly, it can easily contain a surprising number of bacteria. We also become the closest people to bacteria. Although it is difficult to distinguish with the naked eye, the bad situation seems to be inconspicuous. However, it does not mean that we can ignore that how many serious consequences are the accumulation of details. We must not obscure the past losses. Therefore, in addition to following the above principles, the following small series to introduce a most effective way to clean.
Cleanest Tips: Microwave High Temperature Sterilization is the Most Effective Method of Sterilization
After using the towel in three ways (microwave high temperature, boiling water boiling, steaming in the pressure cooker) to conduct disinfection experiments, you can find:
1. Place the towel in a special crisper for the microwave oven and transfer it to a high fire for 3 to 5 minutes. The number of bacterial colonies on the towel is 98%.
2, put the towel in boiling water and cook for 5 minutes, can only kill the general bacteria breeding body;
3, steaming into the pressure cooker, the temperature of 120-150 °C, need to steam 10-15 minutes to 100% sterilization.
Because boiling and pressure cooker steaming will affect the color fastness and strength of the towel, frequent use is not recommended. Therefore, the comprehensive shows that the microwave disinfection effect is significant, sterilization is fast, and there is no adverse reaction of chemical disinfectants, is a more rational disinfection method, it is recommended that every 7 to 10 days on the towel high temperature disinfection once. If there is no microwave device, then cleaning and re-exposure is also an excellent alternative. As for cleaning, experts say that soap and soap are all alkaline, and they tend to harden after cleaning towels. It is best to use neutral detergents.