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Are anti-bacterial sprays safe in the kitchen? I’m curious about whether or not it’s safe to use anti-bacterial sprays in the kitchen and anti-bacterial wipes on the bench tops. What do other mums think?

Posted by anon, 9/10/13

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  • It’s safe, but I suspect that over time it reduces the effectiveness of anti bacterial agents – I’d save them for when we really need them.


  • I think they’re okay every once in a while. I wouldn’t overuse them.


  • I am a fan of baking soda and vinegar – it is ant bacterial and natural, and damn it gets stainless sinks clean!


  • I think they’re okay, but I’d rather use soap/dishwashing liquid and water to clean surfaces.


  • I think so ! Really interesting comments read on this!


  • I use Eucalyptus oil diluted with water. It’s a natural disinfectant.


  • I think that they are over rated, but I do like anti bac sprays especially with grease cutting power, as it makes it easier to clean, I find that with the more natural alternatives that a lot more elbow grease is required and I have arthritis in my hands so anything that makes my life easier I will use. and if they work why not use them, I think our kids are still exposed to a lot of germs anyway. so their immune systems still work well.


  • I think anti bacterial cleaners are over rated. Proper handwriting, thorough Beach top cleaning and regularly changing cleaning cloths.


  • I use a homemade oil spray which I learned from a amazing scents home party if your interested on going chemical etc free you should look at them


  • don’t spray on dishes or food and be careful spraying it on baby toys


  • I use antibacterial wipes in the kitchen and bathroom. The only time I used spray was when somebody had a very contagious illness and I wanted to ensure none of us caught it or the patient was re-infected at all, Using just wipes would have been a full time chore leaving no time for anything else otherwise. We at least needed plenty of sleep and to eat etc.


  • I only use wipes for bench tops not anti bacterial sprays.


  • I use the wipes on the bench top but I limit using antibacterial sprays


  • i use diluted detol in ours


  • People have been using, dettol and pine o clean as a anti bacteria product for years. but if u are worried about these products and want to use homemade products the best is half water / half white vinegar, if u want to disguise the smell add either a few drops of lemon or lavender oil.


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