Dr Lanyon was speaking to The Telegraph after conducting an experiment for the BBC programme, Trust Me I'm A Doctor, which found "dramatic growth" of microbes within 12 hours of cleaning of a regular kitchen surface with wipes.
Kastus’s survey – which questioned 1,000 UK consumers – found that close to three quarters of people still use antibacterial sprays to clean their kitchens and bathrooms, while 44% use antibacterial wipes instead of reusable cloths despite consumers becoming more committed to finding more eco-friendly cleaning solutions.
A worrying one in 4 (23%) of those surveyed believed hygiene in the home was not important, thinking children need to be exposed to harmful germs to build their immune systems. The best way to be hygienic and allow our good bacteria to thrive is to practise Targeted Hygiene' - implementing the correct cleaning techniques at the most crucial moments.
THERE'S no getting away from it, your bathroom is rife with germs. No amount of obsessive cleaning can ensure your toilet, sink and bath are entirely spotless, but where should you be focusing your elbow grease?