Saturday, September 4, 2010

Healthy Washing Equipment

There are several common types of infectious diseases suffered by the community, such as diarrhea, typhoid and dysentery are the majority caused by contaminated drinking water bacterium Escherichia coli, which originates from the feces of humans and animals. In addition to contaminating water or food, these bacteria can also contaminate the utensils that are washed with contaminated well water.
Although, the soap used to wash the dishes can kill bacteria, it turns out if the equipment was rinsed with the water ate the contaminated E. coli, the bacteria can still enter the human body and cause disease.
"Because it should cutlery washed and rinsed with clean water and pollution free," said Dr.Budi Haryanto, MSc, environmental experts from the University of Indonesia public health faculty in educating the media event about water pollution in Jakarta (2/9/10) .
Some studies show, use E. coli-contaminated water will increase the risk of diarrhea in infants and toddlers up to four times. To reduce bacterial contamination, Budi suggested that cutlery always be washed under running water.
"Avoid washing and rinsing dishes or cups in the container of water that has been used many times," he said.
Moreover, to deadly germs and bacteria, we can also dry the utensils that had been washed with clean cloth. Do not use cutlery that is still wet from the bacteria might still be alive. Traditional ways such as hanging and drying the cutlery is washed in the sun can also help.
For industry or food service, sanitary utensils done by putting into the oven so that the destruction of microbes more leverage. "If for the home or household purposes, may be washed with hot water," said Dr.Ratih Dewanti-Hariyadi, from the Department of Food Science and Technology of IPB.
Besides when laundering, Ruth suggested that the way to the attention of cutlery storage. "Save the utensils that have been washed and dried in a clean, affordable no animals or insects," he said.

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