Bacteria is essential for life

The first thing to know about bacteria is that most are beneficial and do not cause disease or harm. They play essential roles in many environments, including the human body. For the full article please go to: Microbiota An adult human is colonized with many hundreds of bacterial species, and the total microbial biomass […]

Good Uses for Bacteria

By Kay Ireland  You may hear the word “bacteria,” and shudder, thinking of the bacteria that can cause sickness and the spread of illness. But not all bacteria is bad. In fact, some bacteria is necessary for us to live, eat, work and feel healthy. Helpful bacteria makes good use of itself in foods, in your […]

COVID-19: How much protection do face masks offer

Can face masks help prevent the spread of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19? Yes, face masks combined with other preventive measures, such as frequent hand-washing and social distancing, help slow the spread of the virus. So why weren’t face masks recommended at the start of the pandemic? At that time, experts didn’t yet know the extent […]

Enforcement policy for facemasks and respirators during the coronavirus disease (COVID 19) public health emergency (Revised)

Docket Number: FDA-2020-D-1138 Issued by: Center for Devices and Radiological Health FDA plays a critical role in protecting the United States from threats such as emerging infectious diseases, including the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. FDA is committed to providing timely guidance to support response efforts to this pandemic. FDA is issuing this guidance to […]

What is the difference between enzymes and beneficial bacteria

Beneficial Bacteria are living cells which have the capabilities of consuming wastes of different types, reproducing, and producing enzymes. Better said, bacteria are the machines that produce enzymes. When the right bacteria are present in the right quantities and in the right conditions, they produce enzymes much more economically and efficiently than they can be […]

How microbes clean up our environmental messes

The contamination cleanup strategy called bioremediation—using naturally occurring microbes to clean up our messes—is gaining steam, as scientists devise new ways to use bugs against mercury, oil spills, radioactive waste and more. Microbes are nature’s ultimate garbage disposal, devouring the dead, decomposing and inert material that litters Earth’s surface. They’re so good at it, in […]

What is beneficial bacteria and probiotics

Beneficial bacteria and probiotics explained When good bacteria are taken to improve health, it is considered “probiotics.” Probiotics are officially defined as beneficial bacteria or “live microorganisms that may confer a health benefit on the host”.  The idea of ingesting these tiny microorganisms may be strange, but most of us eat different many types of […]