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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2007 3:32 pm 
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We will be staying at a cottage for an extended period of time soon. I will be washing down the entire kitchen area before my son goes near it and am aware that good old fashioned elbow grease and soap and water will adequately remove food proteins from the surfaces. However, I was wondering if anyone has any other suggestions that they have found works well to clean an area that could potentially have residue everywhere! (ie. bleach and water, a product off the shelf, etc.)
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2007 4:22 pm 
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I understand that bleach and water works fine. For something store-bought, those Lysol Disinfectant wipes are supposed to do the trick too.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2007 6:15 pm 
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I recently found this study which dealt with something similar.

Distribution of peanut allergen in the environment.

Perry TT, Conover-Walker MK, Pomés A, Chapman MD, Wood RA.

Department of Pediatrics, Division of Allergy and Immunology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entre ... s=15131582

OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to detect peanut allergen under various environmental conditions and examine the effectiveness of cleaning agents for allergen removal.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2007 10:27 am 
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I would second the motion to use bleach or a product with bleach in it (such as Vim).

I asked a well-known local allergist what would kill peanut or dairy proteins on surfaces, and he replied, "bleach".

K.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2007 4:20 pm 
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most restaurant santizers (from table top to dishwasher) are bleach based, so that probably means that bleach works well to remove food protiens or it would not be so widely used and approved by the health inspector. good luck with the cleaning!

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2007 10:12 pm 
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While I agree bleach would be a good idea, I don't think it *kills* protein. It needs to be removed.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2007 12:03 am 
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Perhaps "kills" isn't the right term, but I thought that bleach denaturizes the protein or something like that. I don't think it's simply that it removes it by being the medium to wipe it away.

But I am not a biochemist (or whatever professional would be an expert on bleach and its true effect on protein)! :)

K.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2007 3:36 pm 
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Would vinegar and water work?

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2007 6:37 am 
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I use white distilled vinegar and water as a disinfectant to clean surfaces around the kitchen and bathroom and it works for me. I don't have any scientific evidence to back it up, so I wouldn't recommend it necessarily for anyone else based solely on my personal experience.

I also use Ecover washing up liquid and warm water, which works equally well and is less hassle, easier to take along on holiday, and has a more neutral smell.

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