Jul 082010
 

Start Your Own Healthcare Reform by Keeping Your Surroundings Clean

Amidst the raging healthcare reform war, few consider the simple ways they can prevent illness as a result of their immediate surroundings. Reform your health by avoiding common causes of illness-certain to be a faster solution than the one we are waiting on from our federal government.

Obama has a number of ideas for healthcare reform, and while some are more popular than others, they are all sure to make getting healthy possible for more of us. Here’s how you can make some of the same changes possible within your own home.

* The Obama administration wants to “protect families from bankruptcy or debt because of healthcare costs.” At home, you can choose to use green, plant-based cleaning products rather than antibacterial chemicals to prevent the growth and spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The overuse of antibacterial cleansers in a domestic setting can affect their use in healthcare settings, where they are needed to prevent the spread of disease in a highly infectious environment. An outbreak of bacteria that is resistant to disinfectant cleansers can cause disease that is more dangerous and massively expensive to treat.

* The Obama administration wants to “invest in prevention and wellness.” At home, you can keep the surfaces that harbor dangerous germs clean to prevent illness. In addition to places like your toilet and kitchen counters that probably get the most attention, don’t forget to wipe down your doorknob, computer keyboards, and salt and pepper shakers-all places that have high germ traffic but often go overlooked when cleaning your home. Hiring a professional cleaning service with experience in spotting hiding germs will help keep your home hygenic without cutting into your busy schedule.

* And, most importantly, the Obama administration wants to do this all on a budget. You probably want the same thing. There are plenty of reasonable ways to keep your home as devoid of disease-causing bacteria as possible.

Cleaning services can be very reasonably priced and you can negotiate further price reductions, particularly if you have worked with the cleaning company for some time (our Denver cleaning services clients can testify to that). You can also make your own cleaning products from things you already keep in your kitchen, like lemon juice, baking soda, or vinegar.

By staying vigilant with your home’s cleaning needs, you can create your own healthcare reform-one that will be sure to improve your health and healthcare costs without getting sidelined by a filibuster.

Author: Yelena M Gertsenova
Article Source: EzineArticles.com
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