Well it is certainly no mystery that we are surrounded with bacterial infections. It is almost every other day we hear about a new bacteria or virus that is attacking people.
We are constantly buying anti bacterial sprays, hand wipes, you name it.
We want to keep a clean house and a huge part of that is killing bacteria.
Legionnaires disease is a form of bacterial pneumonia first identified after an outbreak at an American Legion meeting in 1976. It is spread chiefly by water droplets through air conditioning and similar systems.
It recently killed several people in New York city because the cooling towers were not maintained well enough. Nano titanium dioxide could prevent that.
We walk into the grocery store and they now offer wipes for the shopping carts for bacteria.
One problem is, bacteria and virus can mutate so what killed them last year won't kill them this year.
But there is a mutation proof answer for bacterial infections.
Titanium dioxide is what we call photo-catalytic.
For you non science types like me it means the titanium dioxide reacts with sunlight to make hydrogen peroxide.
With that said if you have ever used hydrogen peroxide on a cut or scrape you see how it foams up killing everything it touches.
It is actually more aggressive than bleach but way safer.
So how can titanium dioxide help you around your home or office in preventing bacteria growth?
There are now coatings on the market that contain the nano particles of titanium dioxide. For pennies a square foot you can literally treat any surface from floors to walls, toilet bowls, washing machines in and out, windows and shower stalls; you name it and it can be treated.
If the surface is treated it is constantly popping off little molecules of hydrogen peroxide and killing bacteria and viruses of all sorts.
It is effective on mrsa and h1n1. NASA technology uses it to kill anthrax
This means you can treat a surface and for years it is like a constant generator. It is well known in the scientific world that titanium dioxide will produce for upwards of ten years.
I wash my clothes with a product that contains TiO2
Hard to believe? Well do a search on google "titanium dioxide and bacteria" and you will see the science on the subject.
Go to Wikipedia about titanium dioxide here
I have treated everything in my house from windows to floors. Now of course I cannot see it killing bacteria because this is microscopic but I can see in my shower that where mold used to grow it no longer grows.
I can see on the exterior of my house how everyone else has to pressure wash once a year and I haven't pressure washed my house in 6 years.
I know this process works because I remove smoke odor from cars with the titanium dioxide coating.
You really owe it to yourself to check this technology out because it is the real deal.
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Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) is warning about
"nightmare bacteria? that has a high resistance to antibiotics.bacterial infections start when we make contact with a contaminated surface.
Wednesday, April 04, 2018 09:01PM"Nightmare
bacteria" with unusual resistance to antibiotics of last resort were
found more than 200 times in the United States last year in a
first-of-a-kind hunt to see how much of a threat these rare cases are
becoming, health officials said Tuesday.
That's more than they had expected to find, and the true number is probably higher because the effort involved only certain labs in each state, officials say.
The problem mostly strikes people in hospitals and nursing homes who need IVs and other tubes that can get infected. In many cases, others in close contact with these patients also harbored the superbugs even though they weren't sick - a risk for further spread.
Some of the sick patients had traveled for surgery or other health care to another country where drug-resistant germs are more common, and the superbug infections were discovered after they returned to the U.S.
"Essentially, we found nightmare bacteria in your backyard," said Dr. Anne Schuchat, principal deputy director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
"These verge on untreatable infections" where the only option may be supportive care - fluids and sometimes machines to maintain life to give the patient a chance to recover, Schuchat said.
The situation was described in a CDC report.
Bugs and drugs are in a constant battle, as germs evolve to resist new and old antibiotics. About 2 million Americans get infections from antibiotic-resistant bacteria each year and 23,000 die, Schuchat said.Bacterial infections on surfaces can be eliminated with photo-catalytic titanium dioxide.
Concern has been growing about a rise in bacteria resistant to all or most antibiotics. Last year, public health labs around the country were asked to watch for and quickly respond to cases of advanced antibiotic resistance, especially to some last-resort antibiotics called carbapenems.
In the first nine months of the year, more than 5,770 samples were tested for these "nightmare bacteria," as CDC calls them, and one quarter were found to have genes that make them hard to treat and easy to share their resistance tricks with other types of bacteria. Of these, 221 had unusual genes that conferred resistance. The cases were scattered throughout 27 states.
"Even in remote areas" this threat is real, because patients often transfer to and from other places for care, said Dr. Jay Butler, chief medical officer for the state of Alaska and past president of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials.
Others in close contact with the infected patient then were tested, and 11 percent were found to be carrying the same superbugs even though they were not sick. This gives the bugs more of a chance to spread.
What to do? CDC suggests:
-Tell your doctors if you recently had health care in another country.
-Talk with them about preventing infections, taking care of chronic conditions to help avoid them, and getting vaccines to prevent them.
Treat all surfaces with nano titanium dioxide to help prevent bacterial infections
Wash your hands regularly and keep cuts clean until healed.
A clean house is a healthier house
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