When a family member tells you to wash your hands, do you stop to consider the potential danger to you and your family?
If so, you’re not alone.
A new study in the journal Nature, by researchers at the University of California at Berkeley and University of Pennsylvania, has found that many of the so-called “clean” germs that many Americans are encouraged to use as a form of preventive care have a much more lethal effect than we think.
And the reason they can be deadly is that they can’t be killed by traditional methods of disinfection.
It’s not just that these germs aren’t killed by chemicals and can be passed onto humans.
The new study shows that they are even more likely to survive being inhaled or ingested.
This makes the so called “dirty” germmash (the ones that cause disease) even more dangerous, and potentially fatal.
And that’s a problem because the more germs we put into the environment, the more likely we are to see an increased risk of transmission.
“This is really an important research topic, because it provides new insight into the potential impact of our current generation of antibacterial agents,” says Michael McBride, an epidemiologist at UC Berkeley and one of the paper’s authors.
The research team focused on four different types of germicides—an antibiotic, an antifungal and a bactericide—that are used for the treatment of various skin diseases, such as psoriasis and eczema.
To understand the mechanisms that produce these deadly bacteria, they used data from several studies in the U.S. and Europe.
They focused on how the microbes live on surfaces and in water, and they also studied the germs’ ability to survive and survive in the environment.
“We wanted to understand how they survived and survive on the skin,” McBride says.
The researchers collected data from more than 200 people from different parts of the world, and then tested them for their ability to withstand the disinfection agents.
They found that these four germicides all caused the same type of death: they were all capable of causing the same types of symptoms and killing the same bacteria, and the only way to avoid these deadly consequences was to wash them with soap and water and then rinse them off.
“The most effective way to prevent infection is to wash hands thoroughly with soap after using a new antibacterial agent, and to rinse them before and after using them,” McBride says.
But these germicides are actually quite effective at killing bacteria.
“They kill all kinds of germs,” Mc Bride says.
“And we think this is because they don’t kill bacteria that are resistant to them.
So if you’re using a germicide that’s resistant to all the other antibacterial drugs, then you won’t be able to kill the one that you’re sensitive to.”
The researchers found that the “dirty germ” that most people think of as the most deadly of them all, and that is the socalled “dirty bug,” lived for nearly 10 days on surfaces.
“Our analysis showed that the dirty bug is not only the most dangerous but also the least effective of the five germicides,” Mcbride says, “and that the germinating microbes in the body can survive on surfaces for more than a week after they’re released into the water.”
This may explain why some people who wash their hands with soap, but don’t use a washcloth, can still experience an increased mortality risk, because the microbes are surviving on the surface for longer than other germs.
What’s even more troubling is that many germicides that are used to disinfect surfaces also cause the most damage to the water in which they’re applied.
When you wash your hand with soap or water after using an antibacterial product, the soap or the water gets diluted and the germbots can live on the surfaces for longer.
So, washing your hands with a germicidal that has a high concentration of chlorine will make the soap and the water more toxic.
And as the germicidal gets more diluted, the germite can survive for longer on the water.
The more diluted the soap is, the longer the germutates can survive.
The scientists then tested for the bacteria’s ability to evade the chlorine, and their results were startling.
“By far the strongest indicator of this is the degree to which we could see the presence of this bacteria,” Mc Bride says — bacteria that were very difficult to kill, and were not very easily killed.
“It’s not a good indicator of how good the germicide is.
But this is one of those cases where it shows you the danger of using a very aggressive antibacterial.”
The team found that some of the bacteria are able to survive for about a week on a surface, but then die off in about four weeks.
They also found that it’s important to wash off soap or soap and soap and then water after applying the germicides.
And when you do this