Tuesday, July 24, 2012


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 you and i  are drowning in a sea of germs.
door handles and faucets in public places are  scientifically proven the worst germ carriers.  you can figure away to navigate public room door handles and faucet handles without touching them to your skin.  chou
that dish rag the waitress is wipiing your table with is crammed full of germs.    2 minutes in a microwave could clean it up.
from scitech daily and the journal indoor air comes this enlightening article on indoor germs.

'Bacteria are everywhere and in much larger amounts than you may realize. A new study looks at how much a lone human presence affects the level of indoor biological aerosols and the results may be shocking to some.

A person’s mere presence in a room can add 37 million bacteria to the air every hour — material largely left behind by previous occupants and stirred up from the floor — according to new research by Yale University engineers.
“We live in this microbial soup, and a big ingredient is our own microorganisms,” said Jordan Peccia, associate professor of environmental engineering at Yale and the principal investigator of a study recently published online in the journal Indoor Air. “Mostly people are re-suspending what’s been deposited before. The floor dust turns out to be the major source of the bacteria that we breathe.”-item continues with link

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