Microorganisms and bacteria are nice little helpers for us humans. The fact is that they are vital for us to feel good. A common misconception is that we should get rid of all the bacteria — some products are marketed as antibacterial, meaning they have been treated with substances to kill or incapacitate living organisms. Read more from the Chemicals Inspectorate on the problems with antibacterial agents.
Our human body consists of approximately 1.5 kg of bacteria and other microorganisms, including our digestive systems and on our skin, in an invisible, vital ecological balance. They are all around us in our daily lives and we benefit from them in, for example, water treatment, pharmaceutical production and a regular breakfast plate with yogurt. The good bacteria are important to safeguard as a diverse and good bacterial flora helps us to keep the bad bacteria away. By avoiding chemicals and disinfectants that fight microorganisms and instead choosing a cleaning product that is based on good bacteria, we choose to respect and cooperate with natural ecosystems.
Read more about microorganisms and the bacterial culture in Pure Effect’s products.
“Science is increasingly fascinated by microorganisms secret world. We humans have an amazing ecosystem that ensures that we live and feel good. Approximately two kilograms of our body weight is made up of bacteria and other microorganisms, invisible to the naked eye.
But we have in our modern lifestyle declared war on bacteria with, for example, hand disinfectant. What are we doing to the human ecosystem then and what happens to our health? There is talk of a medical revolution, and that it is the microorganisms that will save us. Ulcer Bacteria can boost the immune system, parasites may help troubled stomachs and myco-bacteria affect depression.”
From the World of Science, SVT February 2015