JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - Maintaining home sanitation is important to maintain family health, said dr. Kartika Mayasari.
She said sanitation or home hygiene is the key to ensuring healthy lives for everyone living in that house. Not without reason, houses that are unkept and dirty are prone to be a living environment for germs, insects, and diseases.
Therefore, this is certainly dangerous for children who tend to prefer playing on the floor. Not to mention children’s oral phase where they put everything in their mouths.
"It is very likely a child put their fingers in their mouths after touching dirty floor and toys that fall on that dirty floor," said dr. Kartika.
The 2015 data from The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Society (IFRC) states that one child dies every 20 seconds due to poor sanitation.
"Clean and healthy homes cannot be described with physical characteristics alone. Just because a house looks clean does not mean it is actually clean,” she said.