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Health, hygiene and disease prevention

Prevent you and your family from getting sick and protect your household from germs with these top tips and Domestos in your cleaning arsenal.

Health & hygiene advice

Different types of germs, such as bacteria, pose a constant threat in your home so it’s important to know how to protect yourself, and your family, from getting sick. By learning how germs are spread and what you can do to prevent illness, you’ll know how best to prepare your home for a germ attack; be it stomach illness or the common cold.

Catching a stomach illness like salmonella, E. coli, or norovirus is never pleasant. In most cases, you’re likely to only feel very ill for a short time but salmonella can be lethal if not treated properly. These types of germs spread easily: it's as simple as touching the hands of someone who has the infection or coming into contact with something that has been touched by a person with the infection, such as toys, furniture or countertops. That’s why illness prevention and protection from germs through thorough personal and home hygiene is vital; especially as germs can survive on surfaces for a long time. Learn how to prevent yourself from getting sick and look after your family with Domestos. 

Children are particularly at risk of contracting illnesses - but we don't just mean colds and flu. Young people can also suffer from potentially life-threatening respiratory illnesses like RSV, the second largest cause of death for children worldwife after malarai, and stomach illnesses like rotavirrus, the most common cause of serious diarrhoea. Although they are usually equipped with strong immune systems, it’s important that your house hygiene offers protection from germs to help keep them safe. Our article on children’s illnesses shares key information on them and how to protect yourself, and your family, from infectious diseases or germs.

To offer protection from germs you need to avoid the spread of them. How are germs spread? There are many ways but the most common are those that involve direct contact - either with an infected person or through an object that has been exposed to the germs. Domestos is the ultimate weapon against germs that threaten your family. It helps ensure your loved ones are better protected by killing bacteria. Give it a try with this simple method for disinfecting your cleaning cloths - after all, a surface is only as clean as what you use to clean it!


Soaking your cloths for 6-8 hours in a diluted solution of Domestos and cold to lukewarm water (please check on pack instructions for further information).

Dry the cloths thoroughly afterwards.

Make sure to wash your hands afterwards. You should wash your hands and your children’s hands regularly to fight germs.

For more tips on ill health and disease prevention, and how to avoid germ spread in your home, visit Cleanipedia.