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Lunch-boxes potential breeding grounds for bacteria

Do you clean and disinfect your child's lunch-box every day? No, I don't either. Research carried out by the Dettol Back to School Study shows that only 48 per cent of parents do. This means crumbs can build up and the lunch-box can become a breeding ground for bacteria.

Did you know that, nine out of ten dishcloths in the UK are ‘heavily contaminated’ with bacteria. To avoid this, all you need is a quick wipe with a Dettol surface wipe, killing all that nasty bacteria.

In order to help reduce the risk of food-borne tummy bugs, Dettol has compiled three easy top tips for parents to follow: 

  • Pack frozen water bottles into the lunch-box as freezer packs. This will cool down the food inside and the water should be ready to drink by lunch time.
  • After lunch, children should be encouraged to discard all leftover perishable food and packaging, emptying crumbs straight into the bin. 
  • Avoid reusing packaging such as sandwich bags and tinfoil because they could contaminate other food.
  • Wipe down the lunch-box with a Dettol antibacterial cleansing surface wipe, before packing in order to kill 99.9% of bacteria.

Dettol Cleansing Surface Wipes kill 99.9% of bacteria, including E. Coli, salmonella, MRSA, and the flu virus.  They are also free from bleach, and no odour, and are perfect for cleaning those lunch-boxes. 

I also use my Dettol surface wipes to clean:

  • Lunch-boxes.
  • Worktops, chopping boards, the fridge, and the microwave.
  • Bath, wash basin, toilet seats (perfect with 3 boys that don't lift the toilet seat, no matter how many times I remind them too).

RRP is £2 per pack of 36.

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