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Household Cleaning for Flu Season

November 08, 2010

With this years flu season and the additional worry of the H1N1 virus, many of us are  spending extra time wiping down high traffic and germ prone surfaces, such as banister railings, bathrooms, and kitchen counters, in our homes and workplaces.  

Using inexpensive, homemade cleaning products to keep surfaces germ-free is a safe and healthier way to clean.  There are some reliable disinfecting solutions that can be made from products that can be found right in our own homes.

Full strength vinegar kills 99 percent of bacteria and 82 percent of mold, a claim that some well-known disinfectants have proven to be ineffective at. 

Vinegar can be made into an even more powerful antiseptic by adding a few drops of tea tree oil.  Another way to increase vinegar’s effectiveness is to add baking soda.

Three percent hydrogen peroxide is another product that is a good household cleaner. It is a germicidal agent that is made up of only water and oxygen. This solution kills micro-organisms by oxidizing them. 

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