Eating a large variety of fruits and vegetables is important to maintaining your health and increasing your body’s ability to fight off sickness and disease. What you don’t want to do, though, is to purchase all of those colorful fruits and vegetables and become sick from not cleaning them properly prior to consumption. In fact, in recent years, contaminated fruits and vegetables have been the culprit in several large outbreaks of food-borne illness. Fruits and vegetables may become contaminated when soil or fertilizers are not thoroughly washed off, even organic fruits and vegetables are grown in soils that can have E-coli bacteria present, and from when they come into contact with bacteria or harmful substances during harvesting and/or transport. But don’t let your fear of possible contamination prevent you from eating healthfully. I have developed some helpful DIY tools for washing your fruits and veggies.
My husband has to travel almost weekly for work. Unfortunately, that means he spends lots of time in hotels and hotel rooms. With his extreme sensitivity to mold and mold-related allergens, this part of his job poses some difficulty for his health.
The good news is that MicroBalance Health Products continues to produce handy tools for allergy sufferers that can be used to make hotel rooms less of a nightmare. My husband takes the EC3 Air Purification Candles with him on all of his trips.
This happens to me more often than I’d like to admit, because I’m so conscious of my environment and mold, but I’ll be cleaning my kitchen and come over to where I keep my dish sponge and counter sponges and I’ll smell it—that funky moldy, mildew smell. The minute it hits me, I know I have let my sponges sit too long. They are full of mold, and they smell really bad. Now what? How can I clean my sponges for mold and bacteria?