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What can help you remove germs in your refrigerator?

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Refrigeration doesn't kill bacteria -- it just slows their growth. The more you open and close the refrigerator door, the greater your chance of bringing in mold. Every so often, wash down all surfaces of your fridge -- including racks and drawers -- with a vinegar solution. Wash the refrigerator door handle frequently with a bleach solution.

From: Fighting Kitchen Germs: Dos and Don'ts WebMD Medical Reference

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Donna Duberg, assistant professor of clinical laboratory science, Saint Louis University.

Tierno, P. , Atria, 2001. The Secret Life of Germs

Philip M. Tierno, director of clinical microbiology and immunology, New York University Langone Medical Center.

USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service: "Cutting Boards and Food Safety."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on December 05, 2017

SOURCES:

Donna Duberg, assistant professor of clinical laboratory science, Saint Louis University.

Tierno, P. , Atria, 2001. The Secret Life of Germs

Philip M. Tierno, director of clinical microbiology and immunology, New York University Langone Medical Center.

USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service: "Cutting Boards and Food Safety."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on December 05, 2017

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