How Effective is Just Cleaning with Water?
Products on the market, many made of microfiber, are designed to work with plain old water and without the need for chemical cleaners. So, are chemical-free alternatives effective?
Microbiologist Dr. Michael Schmidt says microfiber, which is smaller than a human hair, is good at trapping dust, and even bacteria and viruses.
“It’s this frizzy end at the end of this very small fiber that facilitates the pickup of bacteria and viruses from surfaces,” explained Dr. Schmidt.
But for situations when a family member is ill or when it comes to cleaning up the kitchen after handling raw food, he offers this advice.
“Use a disinfectant and good old elbow grease to make certain that that material is gone,” he said.
Provided here for interest and informational purposes only.