“Let’s bring home a microbiological environment,” says US scientist Jack Gilbert

Since Joseph Lister’s introduction of sterile methods in his hospital in 1860, the purification standard has helped to stop the spread of pathogens. But today we feel we have crossed the line of using antibiotics, going too far in sterile cleaning of houses, buildings, even hospitals. Perhaps the quest to sterilize our hospitals has created …

Probiotics are a sustainable, green alternative to the chemical disinfectants

Research Summary Limitations of surface disinfection Contaminated environmental surfaces act as reservoirs of microorganisms (Hota B, 2004), which include several health-related pathogens (disease-causing microorganisms). As a result, contaminated surfaces can influence the incidence of infections in healthcare settings. It is one of the most common complications in health care facilities worldwide (Allegranzi B, 2010, Cookson …