“Routine, mass use of alcohol-based hand gels could produce a superbug ‘Armageddon’ scenario, a global expert in surface disinfection has warned.” [Source: naturalproductsglobal.com]
Speaking to the Daily Express newspaper in the UK, the expert concerned, Dr Andrew Kemp, head of the Scientific Advisory Board on the British Institute of Cleaning Science, warns that overuse of hand gels could allow some bacteria to develop immunity to them. While stressing the importance of good hygiene and thorough hand washing, Kemp explained that even the most potent alcohol-based sanitizers cannot destroy every single bug. Those with resistance that manage to survive are therefore able to multiply. The potential problem Kemp describes is thus similar to that already caused by the overuse of antibiotic drugs, which for some years now has been contributing to the rise of so-called ‘superbug’ infections.
Ultimately, however, while the coronavirus is dangerous, it is only dangerous to people with weakened immune systems. Aside from practicing good general hygiene, therefore, strengthening your own immune system is by far the most important measure you can take for preventing viral infections.
The effectiveness of our body’s defense against infections, the immune system, is mainly determined by the functionality of the white blood cells. The formation of new, functional white blood cells in the bone marrow of our bodies is thus particularly important in defending against all kinds of infections, especially viral ones.
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