Think it can’t happen?
One breath is all it takes.
Or a swallow. Or the next time you touch your face – which we do 2,000 times a day.
One germ contact and foops! You’re off work, or in hospital, or worse.
Doesn’t worry you right this instant, does it?
When you’re well, you’re untouchable.
It’s gonna happen
Yet every single day 2.2% of us are booked off sick from work. That’s 1.4 million people, every single day.
And count on it, sooner or later you’re going to come down with something and you’ll be one of them. Not if, but when.
Because we’re ALL colonised by bacteria ALL the time – and surrounded by billions more. Bacteria, viruses, fungi – you name it.
That’s not out in the open air either.
It’s in our homes and where we work and relax. Because we live indoors most of the time.
And the indoor biome, as it’s called, is one of the fastest growing environments round the world – the urban, indoor life of the city dweller.
Think it’s nice and clean and away from the threats of outside?
Every home has bugs. Bacteria and viruses too. Some of them benign and helpful. Others waiting to do us down. (Tweet this) And make no mistake, we are surrounded by them all the time. Every breath drags more of them in.
Good bugs, bad bugs, everywhere
We can’t see them of course, they stay out of sight.
Cockroaches and bedbugs hide away so well, if you see any one of them you already have an infestation problem.
Viruses and bacteria do even better. They’re so small, billions of them could be on your hand right now and you would never know.
Which is why hygiene is so crucial to your health. Kinda like wash your hands or else.
Because the body is remarkably resilient to threats from germs, but it’s not invincible.
One cut – even a paper cut – can put you down. One breath at the wrong moment.
And surrounded by billions and billions of germs as we are – the slightest opportunity any of them finds, they will take it.
But they’re off the radar, aren’t they?
Unseen but deadly
We can’t see them, so therefore they don’t exist. We only react to what we CAN see, which is visual dirt. Cleaning something we can understand – we can see the difference when we’ve done it too.
But awareness of germs, particularly in the house?
Beyond bunging some bleach in the loo and the odd scrub up in the kitchen, we don’t even think about them.
Which is taking more of a risk than we know.
Because of our climate, most of us in the UK live indoors most of the time. And what a climate! Raining all the time, right?
One look outside proves it. Green garden fences – from algae, lichen or moss. Stuff growing everywhere.
It’s even scarier indoors. And again – out of sight, out of mind.
Until you pull the wardrobe out and see the damp behind. The mildew and mould that you never realised was there.
Together with the other germs, the ever-present damp, and the warmth from the central heating, you’re living a lot more at hazard than you ever thought you were.
Wash your hands, save your life
Which is why hygiene – particularly taking care of those unseen nasties – is key to enjoying life and avoiding those cough-splutters that pull you down.
Except you can’t scrub and wipe-clean everything.
You can’t scrub the air around you either, which is 80% of your living space.
And that’s full of bugs too, floating around so small, they may never settle on anything – except you when you walk through them, take another breath and…
Don’t go there.
A Hypersteriliser will fix them though. Sterilise a whole room at a time so there are no germs anywhere – not even underneath things, behind them, or in cracks, or anywhere.
You just press a button – and twenty minutes later, sorted.
Not something we think a lot about now, but one day your life could depend on it.
And a heck of a lot better than holding your breath.
Back Off, Bacteria! is the blog of Hyper Hygiene Ltd, supplier of what we’re convinced is the most effective health protection system in the world. A fully mobile, all-automatic Hypersteriliser machine mists up workplaces with ionised hydrogen peroxide, spreading everywhere and eliminating all bacteria, viruses and fungi.
Hypersteriliser units are supplied to businesses and institutions across the UK, notably the haematology and other critical units at Salford Royal Hospital, Greater Manchester; Doncaster & Bassetlaw Hospital; South Warwickshire Hospital; Coventry & Warwickshire Hospital; and Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead.
The Halo Hypersteriliser system achieves 6-log Sterility Assurance Level – 99.9999% of germs destroyed. It is the only EPA-registered dry mist fogging system – EPA No 84526-6. It is also EU Biocide Article 95 Compliant.
Originally posted on 9 September 2018 @ 2:17 am
Originally posted on 9 September 2018 @ 2:17 am