What’s In That Sponge?

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Cleaning isn’t just about removing dirt, it’s about peace of mind. When we clean, we are making our home not only cleaner, but safer for those we love. Some popular cleaning methods, however, actually spread germs and bacteria. For instance, cleaning with a household sponge. Although our intentions are good, sponges actually have been proven to do more harm than good.

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In a recent study, Professor Hugh Pennington, one of Britain’s leading microbiologists, stated that the kitchen sponge was among the dirtiest places in the home. In fact, Prof Pennington warned that one of biggest concerns was a bacteria called campylobacter. This bacteria can cause paralysis and is commonly found on kitchen sponges. In fact, a typical kitchen sponge has 200,000 times the bacteria than your toilet seat. Yuck!

Simply washing your sponges with soap and water or tossing it in the dishwasher isn’t effective enough to eradicate all kinds of nasty bacteria, like E. coli and salmonella. You may have heard that microwaving your sponges is the best way to disinfect and clean them. The truth is that warm, moist environments are exactly where bacteria thrives. Plus, who wants to put food in the microwave after you’ve nuked a gross, bacteria-filled sponge?

That’s why DOC suggests throwing out those nasty sponges and start using these amazing bamboo, microfiber cloths. Independent laboratory testing confirms that DOC Cloths trap 99.99% of bacteria and rinse clean using only warm water!

When you want to make sure those surfaces are clean and bacteria-free, use DOC Cloths. That’s clean and simple!

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