How to Get Rid of Those Creepy, Crawly Dangers Lurking In Your Home

From BPA to bed bugs, your home may be filled with more unwanted guests than you'd care to think about! Here's how you can keep the most dangerous microbes to a minimum (12 Photos)

Cleveland Clinic Wellness Editors on Dec 5, 2012 at 3:28PM

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How to Get Rid of Those Creepy, Crawly Dangers Lurking In Your Home

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Kitchen Germs

Your kitchen contains more germs than any other room in your home -- including the bathroom! Although nothing will completely eradicate all bacteria living under your roof, you can keep most in check without resorting to harsh chemicals: Keep a spray bottle of undiluted white vinegar handy and use it to spritz your cutting boards and countertops and then let them air-dry overnight (the smell will dissipate quickly). White vinegar is a natural, nontoxic antibacterial and fungicide, which means you don’t have to worry about contaminating your food prep area with any chemicals. It’s also incredibly economical.

Learn how to make your kitchen a healthy one, with the Cleveland Clinic Wellness online program, Go! Foods for You.

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