What’s important for a healthy indoor environment?

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What’s important for a healthy indoor environment?

We found some informative videos from TEDTalks explaining how a healthy indoor environment affects our health. Take a look!

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Are we filtering with the wrong microbes?

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We found this great video from Ted.com explaining what is really important in creating a healthy indoor environment. Ecologist and TED Fellow Jessica Green has found that mechanical ventilation does get rid of many types of microbes, but the wrong kinds: the ones left in the hospital are much more likely to be pathogens.

What’s important for a healthy indoor environment?

A healthy indoor environment is very important for human health and well-being. It’s not just because about 90% of our lifespan is spent indoors, but is also to safety against threats and combination of health encountered on a daily basis. These factors are important to maintain a healthy indoor environment.

Fresh Air

Same as house cleaning is important for the healthy indoor environment, fresh air is also as much important. The air in indoor environments can build up a high level of odors, dust, moisture, gases, and other air pollutants. Sometimes, removing of insulations, knocking down drywall and pulling up tile all can also lead to an increase in dust through the indoor environment which is not good for your health. Moreover, adding or removing paint also adds pollutants in the indoor environment. Breathing good quality and fresh indoor air is important for your body’s health that’s why to keep the air safe indoors, fresh outdoor air is very essential to dilute these indoor pollutants. While working at your home and office make sure you wear proper protection and make use of doors, fans, and windows for ventilation.

Sometimes certain kind of smells won’t remove even after home cleaning, so fresh air can remove that odor from the house. It acts as an odor eliminator and removes all the bad smell coming from inside the house. As well as that, providing good air quality in all areas of the indoor environment could prevent many environmental health hazards such as asthma and many other diseases.

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Sunlight

Whenever we think about healthy indoor environments, we only think of house cleaning services because cleaning makes everything seems like it has no germs anymore but access to sunlight and daylight in your home is also a vital part of any healthy indoor environment. Sunlight is a great source of increased sustainability. Do you know that sunlight kills potentially harmful bacteria and improves air quality in the indoor environment? Yes! A recent study reveals that UV light can help kill bacteria and very helpful to provide fresh and quality air. Too, we could increase our home’s safety through the sunlight, energy-efficient windows and doors that create a healthier, comfortable, bacteria-free and more sustainable indoor environment. Sunlight has many health benefits also.

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Humidity Control

Indoor environment humidity affects the indoor air quality, temperature, health and structural elements of the indoors. Additionally, Increase the level of humidity means to increase the number of viruses and germs. Humidity also has an uncomfortable odor which is sometimes hard to breathe in. Besides, controlling the humidity level not only prevent you from infections but also provides fresh quality air and limits the development of allergen that are the main cause of fungi and mites. Moreover, you can control humidity levels by using a home, industrial, and commercial dehumidifier they work very efficiently and remove all humidity and provide a clean, dry and fresh environment. You can also use an odor eliminator to further prevent the house from the humidity odor.

Cleaning and Sanitizing

Cleaning and sanitizing are very important for indoor environmental health. Home cleaning should be the number one priority for every individual because more than 70% of every person’s time is spent in his home. One thing should be clear in your mind that cleaning and sanitizing both are different from each other. Furthermore, Cleaning only removes dust and other types of soil from a surface such as a plate or a countertop but sanitizing is designed to remove the number of pathogens that make the cause of disease. The sanitizing process is performed after the house cleaning is done. If your surfaces are not clean, the sanitizing process would not be as much efficient. Sanitizer cleans the surface very effectively and kill harmful bacteria and makes the surface clean for two weeks.

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Probiotics Products

For fighting against germs, bacteria, pathogens, and other infectious diseases probiotics products are the best solution for home cleaning services. Not only but also, probiotics products are made up of an all-natural formula that is completely free of chemicals, and environmentally friendly solution that kills all harmful bacteria and provide a clean and healthy indoor environment. These probiotics when home cleaning, eliminate contaminant waste such as pollen, dead skin cells, dust mite faecal matter, and pet dander. Moreover, while maintaining the balance of beneficial bacteria in the environments.

Here is another government-approved guide for a healthy indoor environment

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How do probiotic cleaners work?

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How do probiotic cleaners work?

Learn more about probiotic power by watching the videos below.

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This video simulation shows how probiotics eliminate biofilm

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How probiotics keep your environment clean

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How do Probiotic Cleaners Work for Home Cleaning?

You’ve probably heard how Probiotics products are very important for environmental health. Instead of using harsh chemicals to kill off all the germs insight, probiotic cleaners infect powered by “good” bacteria. Home Cleaning with friendly probiotics products is the next step toward sustainable cleaning. GreenPro Environmental Health, Inc. has developed a range of probiotics cleaners that are well effective, optimal, and sustainable for house cleaning. In case you’re hoping to support your homes micro biome, our product P2 Probiotic Power also has an air freshener effect and also work as an odor eliminator and a floor-cleaning concentrate. But how do probiotic cleaners work?

How does it work?

When we do home cleaning, office, or workplaces with cleaning probiotics products, a layer of friendly bacteria is left behind on the surface. These beneficial bacteria are very helpful in removing organic contamination, which produces the formation of odors and makes the cause of infections. Probiotic cleaners have a much smaller, environmental impact, keeping the world clean safely. Whereas, the normal cleaner are usually made with non-sustainable raw materials that release harmful chemicals into the air when they are made.

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The probiotics eliminate the harmful bacteria and produce enzymes that break down the microscopic dirt into tiny particles during and after cleaning. In this way, the probiotics absorb the tiny particles and digest them as food and make the surface clean for long-lasting. As a result, the surface is microscopic deep clean and long-lasting absorption of odors and provides a clean and fresh fragrance.

Beneficial Effect of Probiotics on Environment

Probiotics are not just environmental-friendly, but they make the environment enrich and fragrant. Once you have been used these products, they maintain a natural microbial balance and actively contribute to water purification.

Why probiotics?

One of the main reason is that the probiotic cleaner is all-natural and doesn’t have any kind of harsh chemical or artificial scent added in it. It is very beneficial for people who have sensitive skin when it comes to house cleaning because those chemicals can have side effects when they touch the skin, or for any person who just doesn’t like to clean with chemicals like bleach. Besides the other local products, our GreenPro probiotics are very effective and best for bacteria and others. Furthermore, there are many more advantages of probiotics over other traditional products.

Odor Eliminator: The probiotics products are actually made of millions of beneficial bacteria which effectively remove the organic contamination. They remove all the germs without even ruining your surfaces as other normal cleaners do. Also, probiotics absorb all odors as well as remove the substance that creates the chain of pathogens into foul odors. Our all-natural probiotics formula is the best curative and preventative formula for harmful bacteria.

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Efficient and Comprehensive: As well as that, the probiotics work long-lasting for days after home cleaning and deliver long-lasting effects for cleaning. You can easily see the difference between a probiotic cleaner and a normal cleaner when you start using it. The probiotics eliminate the harmful bacteria and produce enzymes that break down the microscopic bacteria into tiny particles during and after house cleaning. In this way, the probiotics absorb the tiny particles and eliminate them making the surface clean for a long time. Moreover, since our probiotic products are able to clean all the way to the microscopic level, they are also excellent at eliminating odors. For cleaning grout, probiotics are suitable for your home, office, and workplace.

Best for Safety: Additionally, our probiotics products are very safe for use compared to many chemical house cleaning products because they are made from “good” bacteria and not from the harsh chemicals like bleach that other traditional cleaners use. Everyone can safely use this our probiotic products without gloves; they do not come with any hazard symbols. So to sum, probiotic cleaners are effective, long-lasting and keep the individuals using them safe.

Certified Product: GreenPro Environmental Health provides certified probiotics products that are the first range of probiotics cleaning and the best solution for harmful bacteria. No other non-toxic cleaning products can provide the same level of result as probiotic products do.

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Are you trusting your health to your cleaning services?

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Are you trusting your health to your cleaning services?

Your house cleaning service is killing you!

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Who do you trust with your home environmental health?

New medical reports continue to point to workplace exposure to toxins, poor indoor air quality, and sanitation methods that cause huge workplace health concerns.

Biotoxification is the constant introduction of synthetic and toxic products combined with cleaning practices that hurt worker health although it may produce a clean building. OSHA estimates more the $60 billion in corporate cost due to poor indoor air quality.

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A clean building may not be healthy but a healthy building will be clean.

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CLEANING FOR HEALTH

We know that our 80% of most of the people’s daily time is spent in their homes and there are many types of micro bacteria that are attached on our surfaces, floor etc. that can cause us diseases and we won’t even know how we got it. Just basic house cleaning is not enough anymore. We have to use some kind of products that can eliminate those bad bacteria’s so we can live a healthy life without worrying about it so much. As well as, we know that each year hundreds of pounds of chemicals can push a facility into a toxic environment where everyone suffers in different diseases. Furthermore, the minimum example is smoking in the office; you can change everything and make the environment clean and healthy.

A MORE EFFICIENT SERVICE

GreenPro Environmental Health, Inc. offers more efficient house cleaning services that are more affordable than any other good service. Now you can clean your home, office, workplaces with our Green Cleaning services. Additionally, our Green Cleaning products are advance, greater acceptance, and use more effective methods that perform excellent work comparable to other traditional cleaning products. Besides, you’re saving also valuable for us! Find a healthier environment with our reasonable services.

How does it work?

When we do home cleaning, office, or workplaces with probiotics products, a layer of friendly bacteria is left behind on the surface. These beneficial bacteria are very helpful in removing organic contamination, which produces the formation of odors and makes the cause of infections. So, it won’t remove them like the normal cleaners do and only removes the bacteria that would cause harm. 

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Probiotic cleaners eliminate the harmful bacteria and produce enzymes that break down the microscopic dirt into tiny particles during and after house cleaning. In this way, the probiotics absorb the tiny particles and digest them as food and make the surface clean for long-lasting. As a result, the surface is microscopic deep clean and long-lasting absorption of odors, so it also proves to be a great odor eliminator.

Beneficial Effect of Probiotics on Environment

All of our products are made with first quality powerful probiotics. Probiotic cleaners have a much smaller, environmental impact, keeping the world clean safely. Whereas, the normal cleaner are usually made with non-sustainable raw materials that release harmful chemicals into the air when they are made. 

Your Health, Our priority

You cannot risk your health on toxic cleaners. Your health is our priority and it’s always in our mind when we are manufacturing our product. Get ready with us for mandated change in house cleaning services and the next wave of legal.

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Probiotic Cleaners vs Regular Cleaning Products

Probiotic Cleaners vs Regular Cleaning Products

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Probiotic Cleaners vs Regular Cleaning Products

Probiotic Cleaners vs Regular Cleaning Products

The GreenPro Environmental Health's Definition of Clean

In this article we will compare probiotics cleaner’s vs. regular cleaning products that are often used in the home cleaning environment. Probiotic cleaners contain bacteria that are beneficial and that penetrate deep into the tiny imperfections and pores where the dirt hides, continuing to work long after the product is applied, whereas, normal cleaners work only at the beginning to show you that it works, but have no mechanism to provide long term effectiveness. We define the cleaning as the complete removal of biofilm. Biofilm is the main cause of spread disease and also making your cleaning efforts ineffective.  It is contributing to the proliferation of superbugs, like E. Coli, Salmonella, Staph, and MRSA. As well as that, the only way to ensure that something is truly clean is to make sure the surface is free of biofilm and protected with probiotics.

WHY GREENPRO HOUSE CLEANING IS SUPERIOR TO EVERY OTHER

Biofilm is everywhere, and GreenPro Environmental Health can eliminate biofilm where it forms ‐ at the microscopic level ‐ and keep it from returning.

Moreover, GreenPro Environmental Health probiotic cleaning services provide the ULTIMATE CLEAN AND the ULTIMATE PROTECTION of every surface in your home, offices, and workplaces. The GreenPro Environmental Health probiotic home cleaning services do it without killing beneficial bacteria.

Also, our proprietary combination of natural home cleaners made from detergents, enzymes, and probiotics can biofilm be eliminated easily and quickly.

 GreenPro Environmental Health probiotic protection work lasts for several days. So, what are you waiting for something else?

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WHY OTHER CLEANING APPROACHES DO NOT WORK

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  • “Green” or “natural/chemical‐free” cleaning products use cleaning agents that take a long time to biodegrade and do not remove biofilm. Not only but also, they create biofilm and contain one of the following:
  • Citric Solvent (delaminine), which is a borderline “green” product and comes with a safety warning. Furthermore, Citrus cleaning products create a protein layer that contributes to the formation of biofilm. The vinegar, baking soda, and lemon cleaners you think are safe. They are nothing but only helping to create a biofilm.
  • Oxidizing Agents (peroxide) ‐ kill bacteria (good and bad) and create biofilm Vinegar (high pH) ‐ kills bacteria (good and bad) and creates biofilm.
  • Bleach – is used to Kills surface germs and viruses but requires 15 minutes before it will start to remove the embedded germs and viruses living in biofilm. Indeed, one thing should remember that it cannot keep biofilm away for more than an hour before the biofilm starts to return to a surface. Bleach is a combination of chemicals and has a toxic smell that may be harmful to health. Would you dare to use bleach without gloves?
  • Antibacterials & Disinfectants – are other most used regular cleaning products that Killing bacteria has its consequences. We have often seen how the overuse of antibiotics, antibacterial, and disinfectants has impacted our planet and directly harm the health of both humans and animals. Moreover, these products kill not only harmful bacteria but also kill good bacteria and create biofilm and superbugs. Additionally, they can contain triclosan, which is now banned by the FDA.

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Effect on environment

When it comes to using cleaners for Home cleaning, we should also check it’s affect on the environment. GreenPro Clean have a much smaller environmental impact, keeping the world clean safely. Whereas, normal cleaners usually rely on non-sustainable raw materials that can also release harmful chemicals into the air when they are manufactured. Our cleaner is made from an all-natural probiotics formula that is free from any chemicals, parabens, phthalates, dyes, biodegradables, and SLS. When you wash clothes with our probiotics, you can really feel the change it has from the other regular cleaners. It also acts as an odor eliminator because of its refreshing smell.

What are long term effects?

Probiotic cleaners do not just not corrode your surfaces but also offers you safe and long lasting cleaning protection that you can trust for sure. Your surfaces will look just like new. Whereas, normal cleaners can cause you long term damage to your surfaces and pose hazards to your family members.

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We use the 30 year gold standard for hospitals, food processing plants and blue chip companies to measure clean ‐ the ATP Meter. To find out more about GreenPro Environmental Health or to schedule a free estimate, call 561-444-9428 or simply contact us here online.

Probiotics don’t only have the ability to fight bad bacteria and protect us from disease, but they’re also able to keep our health in balance.

GreenPro provides innovative and effective probiotic cleaning and personal care products that optimize hygiene without harmful chemicals. Our probiotic cleaning provides a solution that creates a healthy environment for every type and size of animal, bird and fish, no matter how large the herd, flocks, or school. Our probiotic-based products are powered by millions of good bacteria and the beneficial compounds they produce that effectively break down dirt, grease, grime and odor. The result is freak in’ clean and chemical free!

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We offer effective probiotic solutions for the treatment and maintenance of water systems and animal drinking systems. Our effective, safe and planet friendly products for the food and hospitality sector to ensure the best possible conditions of cleanliness.

We provide the best probiotic cleaning products and solutions that are absolutely safe for your health. Get the best cleaning probiotics products at GreenPro.

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MRSA: A Most Unwelcome Guest

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MRSA: A Most Unwelcome Guest

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What is MRSA?

MRSA is a drug-resistant staph bacterium that has become a problem not just in hospitals but in common places such as schools, gyms and locker rooms. On The Doctors, Freda Lewis-Hall, M.D. and Dr. Travis Stork discuss this often very serious infection and steps you can take to help reduce risk to you and others.

Read THIS ARTICLE or see the VIDEO below to learn more!

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Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus known as MRSA infection is a special type of staph bacteria that is resistant to many of the antibiotics. Commonly used antibiotics are ineffective on a staph infection and it can become a serious problem if not treated quickly. Infection prevention is the best way to not only avoid an MRSA infection but reduce the chances of its spread. The bacteria can travel skin to skin causing infections to other individuals as well.

Occurrence

MRSA infections start as a small infection which is similar to a spider bite or a small wound that appears very small and insignificant. But within a few days, it can become very painful and cause fever while growing larger or causing inflammation. Infection prevention with alcohol and bleach-based disinfectants as well as natural disinfectants to clean the most used surfaces can reduce the risks associated.

People who live in crowded societies, army living in barracks, or health care staff is more inclined to get an MRSA infection as compared to others. Although, children who attend schools, high-school wrestlers, athletes, and others can also get an MRSA infection. To prevent MRSA infections, it is important to disinfect surfaces properly.

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Signs and Symptoms

Staph infection on the skin starts with a small, inflamed bump which is similar to a pimple, spider bite, and another insect bite sometimes. The skin infected with bacteria often feels warm to touch and is filled with pus or other fluids.

The person with an MRSA infection may develop a fever and notice the infection growing or becoming more painful, a day or two after its appearance. The infection can seep deeper and infect the bone joints, organs, bloodstream, and ultimately the heart which can become life-threatening.

MRSA is a consequence of the use of anti-biotics appropriately or inappropriately that has been going on for years. The resistant bacteria strain is stronger and resistant to antibiotics in some cases where it can play havoc on a person’s body.

Those who use recreational drugs often and use anti-biotics inappropriately are at higher risk of developing an acute MRSA infection. The bacterial-infection is transmittable from skin to skin, the surface to the skin, and vice versa.

Those who go through surgeries and tubing, joint reconstruction surgeries, and other procedures are vulnerable to an MRSA infection and therefore it is vital to keep the environment of their residence not merely clean but pathogen-free through the use of natural and chemical disinfectants to stay safe.

Treatment

MRSA is often found on the skin of individuals who come in contact with; bodily secretions of patients, dirt or debris from soil and waste, and live in damp and poor environments.

According to Disease Protection and Control Centre, it is found on the skin of around 2% of people but it stays harmless and does not infect the body commonly until it becomes resistant. The resistant MRSA infection can become untreatable to a great extent because anti-biotics stop working.

This can lead to painful wounds on the body, which are treated by surgically removing the fluids and cleaning them. Infection prevention serves as the best cure for this disease by limiting the exposure of others to this wound and disinfecting the surfaces coming in contact with the bacteria appropriately.

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Prevention

The MRSA infection is caused by bacteria that are very similar in structure to a common bacterium. Because not all bacteria can be killed with vinegar or another natural disinfectant, similarly disinfecting for MRSA also requires a tough disinfectant.

Washing hands carefully and keeping the skin clean can save you from not only MRSA but several other pathogens that are problem-causing. Wounds are more susceptible to bacteria, therefore the use of clean sterile gauze covering can limit the pathogens coming into contact with the skin.

Cleaning the body and keeping the environment of home, office, and cars clean can diminish bacteria activity. Even if you have been in contact with an MRSA infection-causing bacteria, cleaning and disinfection of surfaces and body will destroy the pathogen and halt further transmission.  

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An Organism of Concern – Pseudomonas Aeruginosa

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An Organism of Concern – Pseudomonas Aeruginosa

Pseudomonas Aeruginosa is a water-loving bacteria, organism of concern. 

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What do these bacteria do?

An organism of concern, Pseudomonas Aeruginosa is a water-loving bacterium that works and builds biofilms with other threatening bacteria. Understanding that disinfection alone will not rid an engineered water system of bacteria means we need to look toward biofilm-resistant material and disinfection at the source of use as opposed to where the water enters the building.

Antibiotic Resistance of Pseudomonas Aeruginosa in Pneumonia at a Single University Hospital Center in Germany over 10 years determines that “While Pseudomonas Aeruginosa and MDR Pseudomonas Aeruginosa were resistant to a variety of commonly used antibiotics, they were not resistant to colistin in the few isolates recovered from patients with pneumonia.”

If you are someone who is at risk of an infection because of living in a moldy or unhealthy environment. And say to yourself ‘Are there any cleaning services near me that can disinfect my house or office?’

After reading this article, you are going to consider that totally for sure.

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Existence

The Pseudomonas Aeruginosa belongs to the genus Pseudomonas and is one of the most-widely occurring bacteria of the genus. The bacteria are found abundantly in the environment. They exist in soil, water, plants, and rocks. Humans are not the favorable hosts for pseudomonas but they can infect humans.

The infections can be mild to severe depending on the immunity that varies from person to person. The pseudomonas is common to exist in a typical hospital environment but seldom times, they can also be found at other places. To minimize the chances of infection, it is important to go online and check ‘cleaning services near me’ to get full-fledge disinfection of your place.

Who Can Get Infected?

Healthy humans are not vulnerable to these bacteria and seldom catch the infection. But other people that are suffering from an illness or are hospitalized are at greater risks of contracting an infection from pseudomonas.

Most commonly, pseudomonades are present in a hospital setting and they grow until they are killed when surfaces are cleaned with disinfectants. When cleaning is improper and disinfection is not up to the mark, they can spread by sticking to the hands of health workers and others who are visiting.

Unfortunately, the nosocomial infections do not stay limited to hospitals, but they can spread everywhere since the bacteria tend to grow and transmit from one person to the other.

According to research, among all kinds of gram-negative bacteria, the pseudomonas aeruginosa are the ones that can cause critical illnesses in humans.

Infections can occur in any part of the body and spread to the others. The bacteria cause severe damage to the organs and interfere with the body’s natural processes slowing down metabolism and destroying immunity. Because it attacks people who are prone to illnesses or are already ill, it can become a potential life threat.

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How Does the Infection Occur?

After coming in contact with the bacteria, a wound or vulnerable part of the skin can become the bacteria’s new residence. Although, the bacteria can do havoc on human skin what it does to the organs is even more destructive. The bacteria when slips into the human bloodstream, can go on to damage and multiple inside organs where it restricts the usual working of organs and produces new cultures and secretions.

Blood, skin, ear, and lung infections are the most common types of infections it can cause. The extremely painful infection is accompanied by swelling, discharges, and loss of partial function until the infection is cured. An eye infection or ear infection can inhibit or reduce the ability to see or hear for its period of stay inside the body.

Prevention

The prevention of fatal bacterial infection is possible. Although it can be difficult to prevent it in an outdoor environment, it is easily controllable indoors. Proper cleaning, use of sterile gauze for wounds, and overall cleanliness can improve the indoor conditions, significantly reducing the bacterial activity indoors.

It can be impossible to truly get rid of the bacteria if the indoor environment has been vulnerable to such pathogens due to poor disinfection techniques and improper cleaning. Now you should be thinking, ‘Is it wise to call for getting cleaning services near me or cleaning companies near me to commence a deep clean?’

The answer is Yes if your indoor environment is susceptible to have such pathogens, you should consider that. But if you are a clean freak, who likes to clean space often or get it cleaned and disinfected regularly, then your place, may not need disinfection or deep cleaning.

Is There a Fungus Among Us?

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Is there a fungus among us?

When you hear the word fungus, you may think of mushrooms growing on a wet tree trunk, mold on old bread, or mildew at the back of the refrigerator, but that’s not it. Did you know that there are up to 1.5 million species of fungi, approximately 300 of which can cause illness in people?

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Is There a Fungus Among Us?

Fungi in the form of yeast, mold, or mildew are found just about everywhere, including in the air, in soil, on plants and trees, and in water. Some types live on human skin. Fungi thrive in cool moist areas like the basement and in between walls.

Fungi grow by shedding tiny spores (think of plant seeds) in the air. These spores can land on your skin or you can inhale them. There are higher concentrations of fungal spores in the air in certain locations that are moist, cool, and dark, such as construction or demolition sites, old barns, or dark caves.

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What’s a Fungal Infection?

Since fungi can be inhaled or live on your skin, fungal infections can occur in the lungs or on the skin. Most infections, however, do not go beyond the skin, and are termed “superficial.” These superficial fungal infections can affect areas like nails, skin, and hair, and might include athlete’s foot or vaginal yeast infections. Fungal skin infections are generally harmless, and can be treated with medication.

It’s important to note that most people can breathe in fungal spores without getting an infection; however, those with weakened immune systems or lung disease can more easily develop fungal infections in the lung, blood, or other organs including the sinuses, liver, spleen, and brain. Examples of people with weakened immune systems include those with HIV/AIDS or cancer, who are hospitalized or are taking medications that suppress the immune system (e.g., steroids or chemotherapy). Fungal infections of the blood, lung, or other organ are called “systemic” infections and are generally more serious than superficial infections.

Infection Causing Fungus

Millions of species of fungus exist on earth but out of them, only 300 cause infections in humans. Most of these 300 fungal infections are also skin infections. A fungal infection is very different from a bacterial or viral infection because of its characteristics. Fungal infections result in discoloration of the skin, are scaly and itchy if not necessarily painful. Ranging from vaginal yeast infections to oral thrush, they can occur on any part of the body.

Most extensively known fungal infections are ringworm, jock itch, and athlete’s foot which are the same kind of infection appearing on different areas of the body.

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Causes of a Fungal Infection

Fungal infections can occur due to multiple reasons. The most common reasons for a fungal infection are damp and unbreathable clothing or footwear, which becomes the perfect spot for the breeding of fungus.

Sharing clothing items with others, perspiring heavily, and a weakened immune system are an invitation for skin infections including fungal infections.

Natural disinfection of the fungus is easier than that of bacteria or a virus. Funguses exist on damp and wet environments and grow, including skin, clothing, and other hard or soft surfaces. To disinfect, all you need to do is wash and clean yourself, and the other materials in use regularly.

Natural disinfectants can play a vital role when it comes to cleanliness against funguses. Funguses can develop almost anywhere if the place stays wet for a while and the tiny spores can spread everywhere including air!

Treating and Preventing Fungal Infections

Prevention is better than cure, this is why infection prevention is imperative. When you develop a fungal infection, the first thing you need to do is keeping it clean and washing your handing regularly while also disposing of the wound’s dressing properly.

If mishandled, the fungus or the fluid from the wound containing fungus can go on to hide in your clothing. Though fungal infections are not fatal, they can be itchy, disturbing, and look ugly, so why compromise your confidence?

Using natural disinfectants or tough cleaners can aid in your fight against funguses. The better the prevention, the lesser chances of fungus living in your house, car, office, and on the body!

Treating the funguses is easier and the infection can be cured within a matter of few days usually. Your doctor may prescribe creams or ointments, pills, powders, sprays, and medicated shampoos to treat fungal infections.

If you get a fungal infection once, it is unlikely to develop it again, if you disinfect and clean properly. However, even if you get it more than once, the use of the same O-T-C medicine can get rid of the infection.

 

At the end of the day, infection prevention is the best remedy!

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Beware: Some ‘Green’ Cleaners are Deceptive and Toxic

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Beware — Some ‘Green’ Cleaners are Deceptive and Toxic

If you’re aware of even some of the toxic chemicals used in most cleaning products — endocrine-disrupting phthalates, carcinogenic benzene, and organ-damaging phenols, just to name a few — it is very obvious why “green” cleaners have such appeal.

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Many people have grown tired of putting their health, and their family’s health, at-risk just to clean their bathtub and kitchen counters, and the household cleaning industry has responded in full force with cleaning products that claim they contain natural or naturally derived ingredients.

However, household goods are still very much an unregulated market. And, cleaning product manufacturers — even those that claim to be “green” — are not required by law to disclose all ingredients on their labels. So, determining what is truly a “green” product and what is not is virtually impossible just by looking at the bottle, as a lack of ingredient on a label doesn’t necessarily mean it’s not in the product! When it is revealed what’s actually in some so-called “green” cleaners, it becomes apparent that many are still quite toxic. Read more HERE.

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Why have Green Cleaners Become Popular?

The idea behind cleaning and disinfecting is not to kill the bacteria necessarily. The home cleaning is not equivalent to cleaning a hospital. The bacteria that exist in our houses are certainly not that deadly and all you want is, to get them off your table to be exact.

This is why, a toxic cleaner is not a must. Most people are fine using the chemical disinfectants for their toughness and instant bacteria kill qualities. However, some realize that they may contain harmful chemicals that mix with the air and stay on the surfaces of their home. Therefore, anything with the name ‘Green Cleaner’ sells, irrespective of what’s on the constituents list or is actually inside it.

Green cleaners have become popular since the health-conscious people started looking for a way to clean their house and disinfect as well while keeping it as less toxic as possible. This brings us to discuss, the green cleaners.

Ineffective and Still Toxic

Everyone cares about hygiene and cleanliness, this is why millions around the world buy home sanitizers, cleaners, and disinfectants. It is an understood fact that less toxic chemicals make the cleaning a bit harder because you have to run a few extra times, every time you clean. But you don’t mind doing that thinking that at least it is safe to use. Now and then, we find products that say natural and green but it is not essential that all ingredients must also be clean and green.

Though the cleaners do not contain the extremely toxic chemicals they do contain chemicals that are dangerous if ingested or used incorrectly. We do have kids and pets at home and we want to make the home sanitization up to the mark. Even green cleaners can contain chemicals that are not known as they do not mention every constituent on the label. It can be difficult to estimate, how safe a green cleaner is.

When it comes to cleaning, we want to do the best. Buying home cleaning supplies, home sanitizer and tones of other products to keep the house pathogen-free can be for nothing, if we are instead spraying chemicals on surfaces and in the air. It should not be the case with all cleaners but concealing the half-truth from consumers is easy.

So, Yes, some cleaners may be less toxic but still toxic!

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Some Green Cleaner Brands are Just Persuasive

You read it, some green cleaner brands are only persuasive and not green. They may write on the bottle; ‘Shiny and minty, squeaky clean green kitchen cleaner-trusted by customers for over gazillion years.’

You trust it and buy it!

The thought of green, scent in a cleaner, and trust of customers are catchy and you go for the cleaner, regardless of what it contains. At no point, they have told you, why you should trust them, then why should you?

Several household cleaners are good at home cleaning, disinfecting, and sanitizing but not all of them are green. They may contain chemicals that can be dangerous in some other way. It is better to knowingly buy a chemical cleaner than unknowingly bringing chemicals into your house.

P2 I Clean Everything is the best surface cleaner for wood, glass, granite, stainless, laminates, formica, concrete, and tile. This product works on almost any surface. This P2 cleaning product is also great for removing stains and odors naturally.

P2 I Clean Everything can be used to defeat mold, mildew, and fungus. Harmful bacteria cannot survive without biofilm; our P2 product breaks the chain of biofilm and truly cleans all the way to the surface. Our P2 cleaners use probiotics that effectively remove pathogenic bacteria like MRSA, E-Coli, Salmonella, and Staph for up to three days.

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How Do Antibiotics Work?

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How do antibiotics work?

Antibiotics, also known as antibacterial, are types of medications that destroy or slow down the growth of bacteria.

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What are antibiotics? How to eliminate bacteria?

Antibiotics, also known as antibacterial, are types of medications that destroy or slow down the growth of bacteria. The Greek word anti means “against”, and the Greek word bios means “life” (bacteria are life forms).

Antibiotics are used to treat infections caused by bacteria. Bacteria are microscopic organisms, some of which may cause illness. The word bacteria are the plural of bacterium. Such illnesses as syphilis, tuberculosis, salmonella, and some forms of meningitis are caused by bacteria. Some bacteria are harmless, while others are good for us.

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The most common bacterial infections include ear and sinus infections. Other types of infections that are prevalent are dental infections, skin infections, meningitis (swelling of the brain and spinal cord), strep throat, bladder and kidney infections, bacterial pneumonia, and whooping cough.

Bacteria and Other Pathogens in the Environment

Most bacteria that enter our body exist in the environment can be killed to decrease the chances of a bacterial infection. Cleaning and natural disinfection can help eliminate them from the surfaces of our houses, cars, offices, etc.

Natural disinfectants are ineffective against some pathogens especially if you are COVID cleaning your house. But natural disinfecting is at least something when it comes to cleaning the environment and freeing it from bacteria.

Common colds and coughs are all a result of bacteria that exist around us. If you can kill or get these bacteria off your body and surfaces of your home, voila! You have accomplished a great job of avoiding bacterial infections.

Antibiotics Misuse

Antibiotics can only kill bacteria but when antibiotics are used on other infections and for longer periods, they can become ineffective. Bacteria change their structure and can become stronger so that the antibiotics won’t act on them.

Antibiotics are of two types, broad-spectrum and narrow spectrum. The broad-spectrum antibiotics can act on different bacterial infections and treat several of them. On the other hand, narrow-spectrum antibiotics act on specific bacterial problems.

People who once recovered from bacterial infection with an antibiotic rely on the same medicine for too long. Instead of making their environment germ free by using a natural disinfectant. It is due to a lack of education on the topic of micro-organisms around us. Because it is something that no one discusses often, it has been something that not many know.

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Bacteria from Environment to the Body

Bacteria travel from the environment to the body and cause infections. If their transmission can be stopped, it means no bacterial infections. You will be surprised to know that your heart health and overall health can be substantially improved with the proper cleaning and disinfection. The cleaning and use of natural disinfectants not only kill bacteria and viruses or molds but also makes us feel relaxed and problem-free.

It is human nature that we love to have a sense of organization and cleanliness around us, ever wondered why you like to stress clean? Because of the current situation, it has become necessary and crucial to clean the house along with washing hands. For COVID cleaning, you cannot rely on a natural disinfectant anymore and should step up your cleaning game.

Researchers have found that bacteria, viruses, and fungus can be killed with the use of bleach and rubbing alcohol if not with vinegar. To clean the house from not only bacteria but all kinds of problem-causing micro life, bleach or alcohol-based cleaners can be of great use.

Switch to Prevention

The best way to treat is a disease is to prevent it in the first place. If you have suffered from a bacterial infection that kept you sick, it is time to take your revenge. Kill the bacteria and viruses that exist in your house with a cleaner that is tough on germs.

If you are a person who likes to stay chemical-free, you can use a natural disinfectant made with vinegar, water, and some dish soap. It can be prepared at home with the products that you already have lying in your kitchen.

You may have to scrub a little extra when cleaning with a natural disinfectant but it is completely worth the effort. For heavy-duty cleaning, switch to water and bleach.

Get rid of the bacteria and stop using antibiotics, it is better to clean instead!

P2 I Clean Everything is the best surface cleaner for wood, glass, granite, stainless, laminates, formica, concrete, and tile. This product works on almost any surface. This P2 cleaning product is also great for removing stains and odors naturally.

P2 I Clean Everything can be used to defeat mold, mildew, and fungus. Harmful bacteria cannot survive without biofilm; our P2 product breaks the chain of biofilm and truly cleans all the way to the surface. Our P2 cleaners use probiotics that effectively remove pathogenic bacteria like MRSA, E-Coli, Salmonella, and Staph for up to three days.

Read more HERE!

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What Bacteria Can Be Found in Bathrooms

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What Bacteria Can Be Found in Bathrooms

Learn what kind of bacteria can be found in bathrooms

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Since bathrooms are places where we maintain our bodily hygiene, one would think they are super clean and safe for us. If not properly sterilized and cleaned, bathrooms can be heaven for several bacteria that can spread all over our bodies and within them, thus causing medical problems and disease. Especially if you live in a big family, with small kids who should develop properly, bathroom hygiene should be your top priority. This does not mean cleaning the toilet seat occasionally or scrubbing the floor every once in a while. It means rising sanitary levels to the highest!

Here are some bacteria which you can easily find in almost any private bathroom.

  • Fecal bacteria
  • Influenza
  • Streptococcus
  • coli
  • Hepatitis
  • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
  • Salmonella
  • Shigella
  • Norovirus

Bacteria on Shower Curtain

Researches have shown that a bathroom curtain can hold 600 times more bacteria as compared to a toilet seat because it is not even cleaned. Children, elderly people and those with a compromised immune system are at higher risks of developing infections.

This is why you should be worried and looking for ‘home cleaning services near me.’ Improper cleaning the bathroom can lead to putting your and your family’s health at stake, especially if you share your bathroom with others.

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It is a common misunderstanding that only public toilets can have more bacteria and private bathrooms are safer. Only scrubbing the bathroom floor and cleaning the toilet seat is not enough! Your shower curtain and shower head may contain more bacteria cultures.

These bacteria cultures will be sticking to your body every time you go in for a clean shower and instead come out with a few bacteria attached to your body. Although there are some ways to deep clean your bathroom, if you have kids and most family members share the same bathroom, the chances of catching a bacterial infection are greater.

Bacteria on Shower Head

The showerhead of your bathroom might be the favorite place of the bacteria living in your bathroom. You may not even know and the biofilm of the showerhead is becoming a house of disgusting pathogens. You do not consider home cleaning services near me something important but it is time that you should.

Research collected samples from shower heads of people across Europe and America. It was found that most people who had metallic showerheads and had municipal water connections, had awful bacterial cultures built up. The plastic showerheads and well water using bathrooms also had a significant number of bacteria.

Bacteria in Air

There is significant evidence that the bacteria present on the shower curtain, toilet, or anywhere else tend to go and settle on other places including your toothbrush. It is an eye-opening moment and you should take notes!

When the toilet is flushed with the flap up, the air can spread to the entire bathroom that contains tiny disgusting fecal bacteria that go on to live in their new house. Their new house could be your towel, loofah, or toothbrush.

Although, the one-time deep cleaning cannot last forever. But checking for ‘a house cleaning services near me’ can help you at least have the peace of mind that you did it once. It is also equally necessary to keep the cleanliness to the highest by cleaning often and practicing better hygiene.

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It was found in one study that people who flushed with the toilet cover closed, had a bacteria activity level considerably lower than those who did not. This is why, you should be changing your habits from today.

Growing Molds

You must be thinking that the white substance that won’t come off the shower curtain and tiles of your bathroom is soap scum. That is not soap scum, that is mold and it is growing every day. Mold spores can also travel in the air and reach your lungs when inhaled. To stop the spores from entering your body, you should take care of them before they become a problem!

Cleaning as much as you can is a good idea because we all love stress cleaning. But considering the types of bacteria that could be developing in your bathroom for years especially if you have a shared toilet is alarming.

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