Allergies may be triggered by bacteria from glassware

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Posted at Dec 30 2015 07:02 PM | Updated as of Dec 31 2015 06:56 PM

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MANILA -- Before you make a toast for the New Year, make sure you use clean glasses.

An expert warns using dirty glassware may cause allergies especially for hypersensitive people.

"Yung mga pagkain diyan na naiwanan, natuyuan, hindi natanggal, yung susunod na gagamit, pwedeng mag-trigger ng reaction sa taong may allergy doon sa mga bagay na iyon," explains allergy specialist Dr. Linda Lim-Varona.

Using a wet kitchen sponge in cleaning glassware may make things worse because it can spread germs through cross-contamination. This happens when the same sponge is used in cleaning other utensils.

"In a matter of minutes, syempre dadami sila, mataas na yung microbial density," says Microbiologist Dr. Windell Rivera.

That's why Rivera recommends using a dishwashing liquid with an antibacterial agent in washing glassware and other utensils to reduce bacteria-causing allergies.