As the world is re-opening and people are returning to work, we as a society are learning that cleaning disinfectants has become the new normal to combat the COVID-19 virus.
Below you will learn a few examples to consider when returning back to work and how to utilize product to keep you safe.
Bleach is very strong. It’s also a good way to disinfect surfaces you touch a lot. That’s things like doorknobs, countertops, or light switches. Always cut it with water.
Don’t Clean Your Cell Phone With Bleach
Bleach can damage the screen’s fingerprint-resistant coating. It might be OK to use an alcohol or disinfectant wipe. Check with the company that makes your phone to be sure. No matter what you clean with, don’t get any moisture near the openings.
Don’t Mix With Ammonia
This forms a toxic gas called chloramine. It can hurt the tissue in your eyes, throat, nose, and lungs. It can also cause breathing problems.
Now according to the Gone Outdoors website : Cleaning with white vinegar, bleach or ammonia offers homeowners effective cleaning solutions that are less expensive than all-purpose cleaners. White vinegar, bleach and ammonia each has its own specific uses in the home to remove stains, clean and sanitize. Each cleaner stands on its own or mixes with water rather than mixing with each other, especially bleach and ammonia. When mixed, bleach and ammonia form a toxic vapor that overcomes its victim and leads to death.
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This Is How You Can Return To Work Safely
While the Centers for Disease Control have issued guidance for returning to work, their recommendations do not go far enough to protect those at risk. For instance, an employee with COVID-19 symptoms who was told by their doctor to care for themselves at home would be allowed to return to work just three days after recovery according to the CDC. This means that a sick employee would be back in the office after only three days without a fever or a cough, a recommendation which flies in the face of early evidence which has shown that some patients may be infectious for up to ten days after obvious symptoms have resolved.
To protect yourself, your coworkers, and your loved ones who you return home to each night, here are a few tips I recommend all employees follow based on the science we know now:
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