There's an endless amount of products available which are designed to keep both us and our houses scrupulously clean. Anti-bacterial soaps, washes and wipes are proliferating along with cleaning products to keep every surface in our homes spotless and germ free.
Some research that suggests we might be overdoing the cleanliness and consequently underworking our immune systems.
What do you think? Is too much cleanliness harmful or is it impossible to be too clean?
I don't think the average person is too clean. There are people, like my great aunt, who are obsessive compulsive about these things, and definitely do clean too much, but most of us don't mind, the odd germ or two. I'm definitely not too clean, as I will drink from the same bottle of water as someone else, and will still eat something if it has fallen on the kitchen floor.
Some people are. For the most part I think anti bacterial soaps and stuff are a con. You can do plenty with just hot water, and a good microfibre cloth (like Norwex or Enjo) means you don't need cleaning chemicals.I wouldn't ever worry about underworking my immune system though. Even if kept my house spotless (which I don't), the kids would still bring home plenty to keep our immune systems busy.
I have always said ''you can never be tooooo clean''!!
I don't ever get sick.
So for me and my house, I will continue to be clean as much as possible.
I never wash even my tea towels with other washing,they are washed alone.
I have a deep fear of tummy bugs, so that is always a big issue for our home.
Some people I know get sick a fair bit, and I know why.