In our world today, 443 millions days of school are missed because of diseases caused by germs found in unsanitary toilets – that is equivalent to 1 month of school missed by every child in the Philippines.
President of the Philippine Public Health Association Maria Luisa Orezca said, “The issue of toilet sanitation in our country’s is important. There are several germs found in toilet that cause sickness”. The PPHA president cites that examples of such germs are fungi, which causes skin diseases, gram negative bacteria, which causes diarrhea, and myco bacteria, which the cause of tuberculosis.
Last November 19, 2016 was World Toilet Day, a United Nations day of observance of the global sanitation crisis. Toilet sanitation is a topic that is not often discussed, but as germ experts, Domex leads the cause for clean toilets in the country.
Committed to raising hygiene standards, in the last three years Domex has participated in the One Million Toilets project where they pledge to educate 1 million people on proper toilet sanitation every year. This years marks their three million milestone.
“We are very passionate about our mission to fight disease. And we continue to out pledge of clean toilets through our partnerships with the Philippine Public Health Association, Maxicare, and UNICEF’ said Domex Brand Manager Patricia Deyto-Santos.
This year, Domex looks at an area literally closer to home. Domex wants to emphasize that you can lead the change for clean toilets, because after all: proper sanitation practices starts at home.
It is a common misconception that a toilet that smells nice and looks sparkling-clean is enough, However, a spotless toilet does not guarantee that it is germ-free.
Domex Research and Development Manager Amor Montefalcon-Prieto says “In order to stay 99.9% germ free it is essential to use a specialized toilet cleaner that only cleanses but kills germs. Consumers might be content with using thin bleach and laundry detergent. While they may clean the toilet, they did not kill the germs thoroughly.”
Domex works in a way that triple the action because it thoroughly cleanses, has effective contact time and has far reach. Domex kills a wide range of germs such as various fungi, bacteria, and viruses. Because it is 5 times thicker than thin laundry bleach. It also lasts up to seven flushes, while thin bleach lasts only for two. In addition, Domex is also able to access hard-to-reach areas inside your toilet.
It is the firm advocacy of Domex that everything, including proper sanitation, starts at home. By working actively with households PPHA, Maxicare, and UNICEF Domex helps spread the awareness on the sanitation issue in our country.
Begin proper cleanliness in your home by joining the #1MCleanToilets movement. Visit Domex Philippines’ Facebook Page for more information.