The Top 5 Ways To Avoid Bacteria
Chemical solutions that kill bacteria can be used to clean surfaces such as bathrooms, hospitals, kitchens, or other places where bacteria may flourish. Disinfectants such as Clorox and Lysol kill 99.9% of all germs and bacteria! If you're like me and not into the whole chemical business you can use natural bacterial killers such as Baking Soda and Vinegar. However the natural bacterial killers are less effective at killing all bacteria, but they kill most of it. I also Hate the smell of the chemical disinfectants!
Wash Your Hands!
Hand Washing is one of the most simple, inexpensive, and effective ways to prevent disease. Washing hands or anything else with soap and running water doesn't kill pathogens
Store Your Food At Low Temperatures!
Low temperatures, such as those inside of a refrigerator , will slow the growth of bacteria and keep most foods fresher for a longer amount of time. By disrupting the homeostasis of bacteria, the low temperatures keep food safe for you and your family. If you left something out all night, like I have, don't bother putting it into the refrigerator because you're better off throwing it away.
Properly Cook Your Food!
Boiling, Frying, and Steaming sterilize many kinds of food by raising the temperature of the food to a point where bacteria are killed. The most common foods that cause bacterial disease are chicken and ground beef, so be sure to cook these foods well to insure safety.
Sterilize Utensils By Heat!
We already talked about cooking food to insure safety but what about objects? Sterilization of objects such as cooking utensils at temperatures well above 100°Celsius can prevent the growth of potentially dangerous bacteria. Many types of bacteria can not survive at temperatures above 100°Celsius. Be sure after cutting any type of raw chicken that you properly sterilize the knife because if you attempt to cut anything else with that knife you will infect it.
Is There A "Catch All" Way To Prevent Bacterial Disease?
Fortunately there is, many bacterial diseases can be prevented by stimulating the body's immune system with Vaccines. A vaccine is a preparation of weakened or killed pathogens or inactive toxins. When injected into the body, usually by needle, a vaccine forces the body to produce an immunity to a the specific disease. A number of drugs can also be used to attack bacteria. These drugs include Antibiotics, such as penicillin and tetracycline. They block the growth and reproduction of bacteria. Antibiotics disrupt proteins or cell processes that are specific to bacterial cells, because of this they don't harm human cells.
Although these methods don't insure total security from bacterial disease, I hope that by reading this article, you will learn how to keep you and your family safe from bacterial diseases.
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