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Old 07-18-2011, 06:38 AM
 
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Kinda cool article i was just reading in Popular Mechanics magazine about the different types of bacteria and fungi strains residing amongst our homes (dishwasher, shower head, washing machine, trash can, refrigerator) including some that are drug resistant. With the exception of the immunologically challenged i do believe that our immune system are quite capable in protecting us however still an interesting article.

5 Places in Your Home That are Breeding Superbugs - Popular Mechanics
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Old 07-18-2011, 05:29 PM
 
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Those of us who grew up before everyone decided to sanitize the entire house worry less about germs because we built up immunities to them as children. Today every doctor seems to hand out antibiotics for anything. If nothing else foretells the end of the human race, that does.
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Old 07-18-2011, 07:29 PM
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Yup~Sure hope it's helping build up those immunities!
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Old 07-19-2011, 06:39 AM
 
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Those of us who grew up before everyone decided to sanitize the entire house worry less about germs because we built up immunities to them as children. Today every doctor seems to hand out antibiotics for anything. If nothing else foretells the end of the human race, that does.
Spot on ! Also the advent of these ''anti bacterial'' products might foster new strains of germs (drug resistant) that our immune cells haven't dealt with can't be good in the long run unless our white blood cells/antibodies also mutate to deal with them.

Anyway i'm in awe of how our hunter gatherer immune cells (badasses) allowed us to survive some 1.8 million years as humans on the earth or even just for the last 70,000 years after the ''out of africa'' event to have inhabit and survive through out the entire earth and not had died out like homo neanderthal, homo hamblis, homo erectus, or homo ergaster human beings etc.
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Old 07-19-2011, 06:51 AM
 
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Spot on ! Also the advent of these ''anti bacterial'' products might foster new strains of germs (drug resistant) that our immune cells haven't dealt with can't be good in the long run unless our white blood cells/antibodies also mutate to deal with them.
We use anti bacterial soap only in the kitchen.
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