I am somewhat of a germaphobe. When Rylie was born, I pretty much made people scrub their hands like they were about to go into surgery before they even got within 20 feet of her. I really would have liked for people to wear masks and gloves, but I knew that was going a little bit too far. Since then, though, I have relaxed a bit when it comes to germs. My kids have been in daycare since they were two months old, so it is literally impossible for me to shield them from all germs. They have been sick several times, and I believe that their immune systems are very strong now and fight germs very well.
One thing I am still very strict on is food safety. I have had food poisoning before, and that was the worst experience of my life! According to the CDC, foodborne illness causes 76 million gastrointestinal illnesses, 325,000 hospitalizations, and 5,000 deaths each year! By following some simple Kitchen Cleaning Tips from Lysol, you can help protect your family from foodborne illnesses.
Food safety doesn't end with the kitchen, though. Now that summer is here and everyone is cooking and entertaining more outside, you have to be concerned about food safety while barbecuing too. I can't tell you how many times I have been at a BBQ and watched someone put the cooked meat back on the plate or platter that the raw meat was on. It makes my stomach turn just to see that.
Do you want to learn more about food safety while cooking and BBQing? Do you have a question you would like answered by an expert? Well thanks to Lysol, next Thursday you will have your chance!
Health-care professionals Dr. Jana and microbiologist Dr. Rubino in partnership with Lysol are ready to answer your health questions. Tune in once a month for a live chat with our health experts, submit your questions and find answers and valuable tips on helping to keep your family healthy.
This month's topic is Fighting Germs while Cooking and BBQing. Tune in at the Lysol Community, or right here on The Life of Rylie...and Bryce too!, on Thursday, July 21st at 1PM CST/ 2PM EST to participate in this live chat event. You can come right back here to this post to see the video and interact with the chat app below. I'd love to see you stop by and ask your question(s)!
I will post a reminder about the chat on Thursday morning.
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