5 Home Hygiene Myths, BUSTED!

Fact or Fiction?

There are lots of rumours and stories related to hygiene that are so ingrained that we don’t know if they are the truth or fiction. Let’s bust some legends and learn the facts! Below is a list of the top 5 myths related to home hygiene.



1. The more the soap, the better: Not entirely true! Sometimes more soap can create more problems. Did you know, soap or detergent is a great nutrient for bacteria? Do rinse your dishes, or clothes properly! If you don’t, this can encourage bacteria growth.


2. The bathroom is the dirtiest place in the house: False. Did you know, keyboard contains 400 times more germs than a toilet seat?


3. The ‘five-second rule’: Simply doesn’t exist! During a test, some samples were dropped on the contaminated surfaces and picked up either right away, or after 5 or 10 seconds. All samples tested were found to be heavily contaminated. The five-second rule should become the zero-second rule! No matter if it’s on the kitchen floor or the living room carpet, the best advice is if you drop it, throw it away.


4. Hand sanitiser is the BEST defence against germs: A myth! Germs will develop a resistance to hand sanitisers and antibacterial soaps. It is actually better to wash your hands correctly with plain old soap and water than it is to use hand sanitiser.


5. All bacteria is dangerous: Nope, not totally true. In reality, humans need bacteria to live. There are billions of microorganisms on our skin and just few of them being germs!