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Look at the 8 bad habits of washing dishes, how many do you account for?

Dishwashing is a daily necessity used in every household, and it is frequently used for three meals a day. However, the seemingly simple brushing of dishes hides many unknown bad habits. Many people may not know that if you don't correct these bad habits of brushing dishes, you will increase the risk of cancer.

Today, I will share with you some seemingly common but easy to make people fall into the bad habits of brushing dishes.

1. Pile up the dishes of the day and brush them together

This is a very common habit. Many people find it troublesome to brush the dishes after eating, so they accumulate the dishes from three meals a day and brush them together at the end.

Studies have shown that when dishes are soaked in water, the rate of bacteria growth doubles every 20 minutes. Warm and humid environments are ideal places for bacteria to thrive. Since most Chinese people use wooden or bamboo chopsticks,natural sponges for dishes prolonged soaking can lead to the growth and multiplication of harmful substances such as aflatoxin and H. pylori, posing a serious health risk.

Therefore, the right thing to do is to wash your chopsticks immediately after eating.

2. Choosing poor quality detergent

The choice of detergent is also a big question. Some unscrupulous merchants will add formaldehyde and other preservatives to detergents in order to pursue high profits. Long-term use of low-quality detergent to brush dishes, more or less will have a residue. When we touch the dishes to eat every day, these residues will enter our body, which is harmful to human health.

In addition, low-quality detergent will also emit a pungent aroma, long-term use will be harmful to the respiratory system.

3. Pouring detergent directly onto dishes

Pouring detergent directly onto your dishes or squeezing it onto a cleaning cloth is not the right thing to do. This can make it difficult to rinse the detergent out completely, and it can also be wasteful.

The right way to do it is to pour the detergent into a container, then add warm water and stir to melt it until a rich foam is produced before putting the dishes to be cleaned.

4. Excessive water saving

In order to save water, many people usually use a basin of water to wash a large number of dishes. However, no matter how much detergent is used, the dishes must be rinsed at the end to ensure that there is no residue.

Therefore, the right thing to do is to use running water as much as possible and make sure the dishes are not slippery to the touch or sudsy after washing.

5. No water control after washing

Many people don't control the water after washing the dishes. If the dishes are put directly into the cupboard without controlling the water, the cupboard is a closed environment, humidity and warmth are most suitable for bacteria to grow.

Therefore, it is best to control the water after washing dishes, or prepare a special towel to dry the water.

6. Not cleaning the sink

There will be a lot of water and grease stains on the surface of the sink after use. If you don't clean it in time, it may be contaminated when you wash vegetables and fruits again.

7. Not replacing dishcloths for a long time

Dishcloths contain 19 types of disease-causing germs such as E. coli, Staphylococcus aureus, and Salmonella. These microorganisms are very dangerous when they enter the human body through repeated contamination of dishes. Therefore, it is best to replace the dishcloth once a month, at least once every three months.

8. Disinfecting and sterilizing tableware for a long time

Even if you don't have a sterilizer, you should still use other methods to sterilize. The easiest way is to boil a pot of water and cook all the dishes for ten minutes. Sterilization using high temperature can effectively kill most microorganisms and bacteria.

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