fear no mess germs with method antibac all-purpose cleaner
THE GERM: INFLUENZA A FLU VIRUS
THE UGLY TRUTH: just like Aunt Betty’s holiday fruitcake, influenza viruses make an unwelcome appearance every winter, and bring with them unpleasant consequences. feverish chills, aching muscles, sore throats, headaches and fatigue are just some of the baggage this viral visitor brings with it.
THE GERM: STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS
THE UGLY TRUTH: otherwise known as plain old “staph” to those unlucky enough to meet its acquaintance. this bacterium releases a toxin into foods—like eggs, meats, poultry, salads and dairy products. signs that you might have staph poisoning are hard to miss, since they include severe nausea, vomiting and probably a fever too.
THE GERM: SALMONELLA ENTERICA
THE UGLY TRUTH: sneaky salmonella is most famously found in poultry and eggs, but it finds its way into all kinds of foods, from tomatoes to peanut butter. and if it finds it’s way into you there’s no mistaking the symptoms, which include vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramps, fever, chills and headaches.
THE GERM: RHINOVIRUS
THE UGLY TRUTH: you may not recognize its name, but you’re sure to be familiar with it’s symptoms. because rhinoviruses are usually responsible for the arrival our old friend the common cold, along with all the accompanying coughing, runny noses, sore throats and congestion.
THE GERM: ESCHERICHIA COLI
THE UGLY TRUTH: strangely there are varieties of e.coli bacteria that live happily in your intestines with no ill effects. but then there are other types that you definitely don’t want anywhere near you. These troublemakers are responsible for intestinal infections that can lead to abdominal pain, bloody diarrhea, fever and fatigue.
3 WAYS OUR ANTIBAC CAN BATTLE BACTERIA
germ talk may give you the jitters, but there are ways to use our antibac to help ward off these microscopic menaces. in fact, we can think of three. and while you should always follow the instructions on the label to make sure you’re using the product correctly, here are some suggested places you can get your spray on.
TO CLEAN: spray surface and wipe clean.
TRY ON: door knobs, hand rails and other high-touch areas.
TO SANITIZE: spray until thoroughly wet. let stand for 5 minutes. wipe clean.
TRY ON: countertops, kids’ high chairs and most non-food-contact, hard, non-porous surfaces.
TO DISINFECT: spray until thoroughly wet. let stand for 10 minutes. wipe clean.
TRY ON: toilet seats, garbage cans and other “ick-zones”.