bacteria

Disease Causing Micro-organisms

Disease Causing Micro-organisms

How many times have we been told to wash our hands before sitting down at the supper table or after touching money and other dirty surfaces? By washing up we think that we’re clean and microorganism-free. We have baths, cook our food, treat our sewage and even cover our mouths when we cough and sneeze to prevent the spread of those tiny dirty particles that could make us sick.

Helicobacter Pylori

Helicobacter Pylori

Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) are a type of intestinal bacteria that cause the majority of ulcers in the stomach and duodenum. They thrive in highly acidic environments and have a unique way of adapting to the harsh environment of the stomach. H. pylori have been classified as low-potential carcinogens (cancer-causing substances) by the World Health Organization.

Pathogenic Microbes

Pathogenic Microbes

Some people believe that all that is required to produce safe water is to have a chlorine residual in the water. This, unfortunately, is not correct. The presence of particles will, in fact, shield pathogenic microbes from being killed by chlorine or other disinfectants. It is, therefore, important to remember that only good quality water can be safely disinfected.

Detailed Helicobacter Pylori

Detailed Helicobacter Pylori

Helicobacter pylori are a type of gram-negative bacteria, spiral in shape with sheathed flagella that researchers now believe are the main cause of peptic ulcers.