Among the family, the bathroom is one of the most hidden places for dirt. It is dark and damp for long term, which is good for all kinds of bacteria to grow and reproduce. Moreover, some hidden bacteria are really hard to prevent. If you find that the shower curtains, doors, windows and floors are moldy, they will be cleaned immediately. But the bacteria in the shower head and the hand shower can’t be seen or touched. How much have you thought about it? In the film and television dramas, there are often bathing scenes of the beautiful actress, standing on the shower head and rinsing against the face. However, is this action healthy?
How many bacteria are there in the shower head and the hand shower?
The American Academy of Sciences has published a study that found that the shower head and the hand shower we use every day, especially made of ABS materials, are not only easy to hide bacteria, but also excellent breeding place for harmful bacteria. The study was completed by the University of Colorado, USA. The researchers sampled 45 shower the shower head ( hand shower) in five states and found that almost every the shower head and the hand shower contained tens of thousands of bacteria.
The shower head and the hand shower are warm and humid, and it is easy to breed bacteria and even become a hotbed of bacteria. Of course, it is not that all bacteria will be harmful. There are some bacteria that stay in theshower head and the hand shower, which don’t get in the way, and some will hurt your health. For example, two types of pathogens – non-tuberculous mycobacteria and Legionella pneumophila – have been detected in these showers and top sprays. They are harmful bacteria. If they enter the human respiratory tract during bathing, they may cause serious lung infections and cause pneumonia. People with strong immune functions may be able to escape. However, the elderly, children, pregnant women, and those who suffer from respiratory diseases are extremely vulnerable, and they have symptoms of general fatigue, persistent dry cough, and shortness of breath. However, the researchers also comforted everyone, saying that the above may be the worst situation, and certainly not everyone will experience it.
Most of the bacteria on the shower head and the hand shower are harmless bacteria. Our bodies deal with all kinds of bacteria every day, the immune system is high, and the body of ordinary people who are not sick and painless can cope with it, don’t worry too much.
How to deal with the bacteria problem of the shower head and the hand shower?
In order to prevent the bacteria in the shower head and the hand shower from causing great harm to our body, VIGA believes that we can take some simple measures to deal with it. Here are 5 notes:
- Change to metal shower head and metal hand shower
The above description says that the shower head and the hand shower of ABS material are more likely to breed bacteria, so if you have it in your home, it is best to replace it with a metal material, and feel at ease.
- Regular cleaning of the shower head and the hand shower
Even brass or SS304 shower head and brass hand shower, dealing with water all day, will not only produce a variety of bacteria, but also green algae, so it is recommended to wash regularly. The shower head and the hand shower can be removed carefully cleaned with an old toothbrush. Or you can use a basin filled with vinegar. Vinegar is a natural disinfectant that has the function of sterilization. Then put the shower head and the hand shower into it, soak it for about an hour, then rinse the shower head and the hand shower. Of course, everyone should not expect such a simple trick to eliminate the bacteria. Therefore, regular replacement of the shower head and the hand shower is also necessary.
- Don’t rinse your face with the shower head and the hand shower
But to remind everyone, even if the physical quality is good, you can not directly take the the shower head and the hand showers to flush your face. Some people say: The same water, why not use the shower head and the hand shower to spray the face, but you can wash your face with a towel or hand? Not spraying water on the face is not only a problem of harmful bacteria, but also because the spraying action is likely to send water directly into the eyes, ears, nose and mouth.
- Correctly treat the bacterial problem of the shower head and the hand shower
Although there are a lot of bacteria in the shower head and the hand shower, as long as it is clean, you are not rinse your face, and your immunity is not bad. Generally speaking, it will not cause great damage to the body. However, when your immune system is destroyed, you must take care of bathing and shampooing. Bathroom hygiene needs to be cleaned as before.. Also, try not to let the water from the shower head spray into your nose or mouth, and don’t let the harmful bacteria has a chance to hurt you.