Germs and bacteria
What are germs?
Wherever you are and whatever you are doing, you are surrounded. Tiny micro-organisms are everywhere. Most are harmless, in fact some actually help you to stay healthy by aiding your immune system, but others are not so welcome. These are the ones we know as “germs”. Germs are micro-organisms which, in certain conditions, can pose significant hazards to human health. Their threat can be so serious that you can’t afford to ignore it. Without proper hygienic practice and due care, these ‘bad’ germs can thrive and multiply to cause sickness, infections and even life-threatening illnesses.
how we reduce the risk of infection
Hands are one of the main carriers of bacteria and viruses, including the common cold virus. Preventing infections and illnesses is easier than you might think. By following a few simple hygiene practices such as regular hand sanitisation, the pathway for transfer of these germs into the body is broken and the likelihood of infection is greatly reduced.
What risks do germs present?
Harmful germs or bacteria can do a lot of damage. Without proper hygienic practice and care, they can cause sickness, infections and illnesses.
Here are some of the common ones:
Where do we find germs?
Everywhere. Although everyday surfaces may look clean, the chances are they are teeming with germs. At less than a thousandth of a millimetre in length, germs are invisible to the naked eye. Human skin carries