Disinfecting your household to control covid-19 always come with precautionary measures most especially when a family member has an underlying medical condition such as asthma or any other respiratory illnesses. Taking precaution can help prevent further organ damage from disinfectant’s harmful effects.
- It is always advisable to consult your healthcare provider before using disinfectant with family member having underlying respiratory problems.
- Make it a habit to read the labels and strictly follow the instructions to properly follow the safe and effective use of the cleaning product including precautions you should take when applying the product, such as wearing gloves and making sure you have good ventilation during use of the product.
- Use products that could reduce inhalation exposure such as wipes or dampened towels to disinfect surfaces. This will potentially lower the risk of inhalation exposure compared to sprays which releases aerosols.
- Make sure to use EPA-registered disinfectants. Browse the list here
- Wash hands with soap and water thoroughly after using disinfectants.