Skin bacteria could be used to identify you

Skin bacteria could be used to identify you just like your fingerprints. Studies on all the microbes (a.k.a, microbiome) that live in and on the human body suggest that humans serve as hosts for a vast diversity of microorganisms. Each human being supports trillions of microorganisms and any 2 people share only about 13 percent […]

Flesh-eating bacteria in humans

The term “flesh-eating bacteria” was originally used to describe the group A streptococci (GAS), such as Streptococcus pyogenes, that cause a rare infection. Terms like flesh-eating or necrotizing have been used because the bacterial infection produces toxins that destroy tissues such as muscles, skin, and fat. However, the bacteria does not “eat” the flesh as […]

Compost as a source of the deadly Legionella bacteria

Compost may contain the potentially deadly Legionella bacteria. In fact, cases of legionellosis caused by Legionella bacteria in compost have been on the increase worldwide. In October 2013, a case of legionellosis linked to compost exposure was reported in Richmond, British Columbia. Legionellosis is a term used for any disease, caused by Legionella. Two forms […]

How Germs Affect the Air Quality Inside of Your Car

Often, we think about the air quality in our homes or offices. But have you ever thought about the air quality inside of your car? Well, it is something to consider…A ventilation system and passenger cabin of almost every vehicle on the road is a great home for germs and harmful allergens. You could be putting […]

Filamentous Bacteria in Wastewater Treatment

Wastewater treatment is essential for human health and environment, as well as to protect and maintain the environment from the distribution of pollution and water-borne diseases. Human sewage and waste from industries are the main sources of wastewater. Biological wastewater treatment is the largest and most commonly biotechnology method in the world. It is an […]

Is Legionnaires’ Disease a Problem in Canada?

Legionnaires’ disease is caused by Legionella bacteria. It is a potentially fatal respiratory disease characterised by severe pneumonia. At least 50 species and 70 strains (serotypes) of Legionella bacteria have been identified. Over 90% of Legionnaires’ disease cases are caused by Legionella pneumophila. The first recorded outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease was in 1976 in Philadelphia, […]

Join Us to Get Free News and Tips

Mold and bacteria testing tips, news and insights that we only share with our private newsletter subscribers.

WANT THE BEST OF MOLDBACTERIA.COM IN YOUR INBOX?

GET THE LATEST NEWS

ON MOLD & BACTERIA TESTING & ANALYSIS

No thanks, I don't need today's most important news.