Germ and Bacteria Hot-Spots: 12 Things You Should Know
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Bathroom Bacteria Buildup
Claim: Wash your shower curtain, tiles, and tub once a week to prevent an overgrowth of bacteria.
True. Doing a thorough cleaning once a week prevents the growth of mildew, a fungus that feeds on body oils and soap scum and can cause allergy symptoms including headaches and coughing. Use Clorox Disinfecting Wipes or a mild abrasive such as Soft Soap for tough stains. If mildew does grow on your tub or shower (it forms a thin, often odorous white or black film), you'll need to use a product with bleach to get rid of it. And don't forget to wipe the faucet and spray the shower curtain with some bleach, as both can also harbor germs.
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