Hygiene

Hygiene when travelling

When travelling, it is important to think of hygiene. Sometimes there is no water available, or the quality differs from what you’re used to at home. We recommend carrying a disinfectant hand gel, soap and body spray at all times for a clean and fresh feeling. For some destinations, we advise bringing a water filter or drinking water disinfectant. Care Plus®supplies a complete range of products that improve hygiene when travelling.

Hygiene when travelling consists of three aspects

 

Personal hygiene when travelling

With personal hygiene, we mean all hygienic measures you can take regarding yourself. For example, washing and disinfecting your hands and drying them well with a clean towel.

 

Food hygiene when travelling

With food hygiene, we mean all hygienic measures you can take regarding food. For example, critical selection and inspection of food and taking the right food supplements in order to replenish any deficiencies.

 

Clean drinking water

Drinking from the tap is usually not a problem in Western Europe and North America. However, in other regions you have to take measures to make water safe for drinking. The water may be infected. Microorganisms can cause infectious diseases, particularly in the stomach and intestines. Diarrhoea is the most common problem. There are several methods to make water safe for drinking:

  • disinfect with Care Plus Hadex®, a drinking water disinfectant, approved by the Dutch government. It kills bacteria and viruses.
  • microfiltration. This filter removes protozoa and bacteria, depending on the type of filter.
  • boiling water to kill all microorganisms.

Care Plus® offers a range of products that improve fluid intake, water purification and personal hygiene.