CMM Weekly News Update—June 28, 2018

June 28, 2019

We just discussed how cleanliness in the home is important. News stories from earlier in the week revealed other places where cleanliness is critical.

The last thing you want to see when going grocery shopping is a dirty floor and aisles. You would question whether the food is safe to eat. Cleaning experts who contributed to an article in Consumer Reports offered tips on keeping grocery stores clean and gaining the customers’ trust. Recommendations included power washing entranceways, keeping restrooms clean and convenient, and promptly cleaning up spills.

As hospitals house immune-compromised patients, keeping these facilities clean can be a matter of life or death. A federal report found that dirty conditions at a VA hospital in California may have lead to an increase in infection outbreaks. One special area to keep in mind is patient beds, as new research found they can be the source of a fungus, Candida auris, which causes large infection outbreaks in health care facilities.

Have you checked out your wrist lately for germs? If you wear a watch, perhaps one of those popular fitness watches with a leather or plastic band, you may be inadvertently wearing a bunch of germs on your wrist as well. Check out some tips for washing your watch.

Enjoy your weekend; we suggest you go outside and play to expose your immunity to harmless microbes.

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