oa SA Pharmacist's Assistant - Can we make our home environment healthy? : infection control

Volume 10, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1608-9634
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1068



Improving the health in our home environment takes a multifaceted approach. Correct hand washing techniques with soap and water have been shown to decrease diarrhoeal and respiratory diseases. Ensuring clean and germ-free surfaces can reduce cross-contamination, while safe and hygienic food preparation can decrease our risk of food-borne illnesses. In this article, we focus on prevention of infectious diseases by improving our hygiene practices.

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