Archive for July, 2010

Germ Control

July 22, 2010 at 13:27 PM
Posted by RubaDub

hand-germsI am a huge germaphobe. I don’t like the idea of big messes staying on my hands. Bacteria are an ever-present organism that exists in every facet of our world. I know that bacteria is necessary for the proper functioning of major processes in the ecological cycle, but I am not getting sick on account of the bacteria that could easily be washed off with handmade soap.

I think that we should try to be as cleanly as possible and that is not saying a whole lot.  It’s commonsense to wash your hands before you eat and after using the restroom, but that’s not enough  Think about all the various activities that we do with our hands everyday and how much of it get transferred to orifices throughout our body. All I’m saying is that I will be careful.

The Everlasting Bacteria Epidemic

July 6, 2010 at 13:04 PM
Posted by RubaDub

bacteriaBacteria are microorganisms that exist on just about every surface on Earth. They are single-celled and are usually a couple micrometers long. The shape of bacteria differs greatly—from rods to spheres. And no matter how hard we try, the fact of the matter is that bacteria are here to stay. They have been present since the beginning of life on this planet, and they have evolved to function well in virtually any climate.

Because we are constantly battling these bacteria, many people fail to realize that there are two times more bacteria cells on the human body than our own cells. Most of these are beneficial to our various physical functions. The bacteria which are most harmful to the body affect the respiratory system and cause illnesses like tuberculosis, which kill two million people a year. Your best defense against these bacteria is to use a liquid soap regularly throughout the day.