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Cleaning Without Contributing to Antimicrobial Resistance

With the Coronavirus pandemic, everyone is stepping up the amount of cleaning they’re doing (and quite right too).

And as lockdown eases, we’ll be gradually returning to work. We’ll have to observe social distancing, as much as possible. It’s going to be really tough, but with enough precautions, we should be safe enough… or, so you’d think.

The problem is (and it’s a big problem) that the increase in use of biocide chemical cleaners add to the growing issue of antimicrobial resistance.

Antimicrobial resistance is when microorganisms (such as bacteria, fungi, viruses, and parasites) change as they are exposed to antimicrobial drugs (such as antibiotics, antifungals and antivirals).

I’m sure you’ve heard of that to some degree… the simple fact that anti-biotics don’t work so effectively any more is largely because of their widespread use, especially in farming/animals, but it goes a lot further than just ‘ingesting’ the antibiotics.

The British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy recently wrote about the Coronavirus, and how it can in fact accelerate our already existing issues with antimicrobial resistance. Antimicrobial-resistant infections already result in approximately 2000 deaths per day globally.

This is a serious threat to our health long term, and as an article at points out, little is really known about the effects of microbial control and the subsequent associated resistance. The article contains a great deal of information, and is quite a long read, but this particular excerpt caught my attention:

However, while it is mandatory for cleanrooms to be almost free of microorganisms, other areas in hospitals or in private or public buildings do not need (or can) to be absent of microorganisms. Furthermore, cleaning for hygiene purposes does not imply the necessity to apply antimicrobial products that would propel adverse selection pressure on the resistome. Given that human interventions for reducing microbial load may cause a decline in microbial diversity, which is associated with the increase of antibiotic resistance in the microbiome, human exposure to almost sterile environments should be limited to operating rooms or particular industrial processes in cleanrooms.

So it’s not all ‘doom and gloom’… because what this is essentially saying is, if we harness the ‘good bacteria’, which works in harmony with our bodies – we are going to reduce the likelihood of increasing antimicrobial resistance.

And in fact, because it’s now well recognised (and possibly more highlighted by the recent corona virus outbreak) that we need to be able to fight these infections in a way that doesn’t cause (or reduces) the likelihood of resistance, more and more research into alternative solutions is underway.

It’s for this very reason, that I truly love our Provilan products.

Because of the way they work, they’re able to kill bugs such as the corona virus, and don’t contribute to our ever-increasing problem of antimicrobial resistance. So as lock down eases, our main challenges are now going to be to keep leisure facilities clean, pubs, restaurants, gyms as healthy as possible.

It will be a challenging enough time operating these businesses with the required social distancing to prevent the virus spreading further, so here we cover our range of products, and how they can help you and your business get back to work – whilst keeping the virus at bay as much as possible, without any future health implications!

EVAA+ Commercial and Residential Probiotic Cleaning

The EVAA+ Commercial & Residential probiotic cleaning product range is specifically designed for homes and workplaces. The range is packed with the cleansing power of carefully selected ‘good’ probiotic bacteria, naturally sourced from plants. These highly effective and helpful probiotics are one of nature’s most powerful assets. They do not just remove superficial dirt; they clean at a microbial level and reach deep into the nooks and crannies. They safely and effectively restore natural environmental balance – a healthy microbiome – and help create healthier indoor spaces with better air quality.

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DENAA+ Fitness and Wellness Probiotic Cleaning

The DENAA+ Fitness & Wellness probiotic cleaning product range is expertly designed to thoroughly and naturally clean sports, fitness and wellness environments at high risk of microbial invasion. The range significantly improves the hygiene of equipment, floors, textiles and therapy pool / hot tub water by cleaning at a deep microbial level.

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The DENAA+ probiotic cleaning product range is for use in public institutions / high footfall buildings as well as para-medical applications.

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LUCAA+ Probiotic Healthcare for Pets, Aquatic and Equine Care

The LUCAA+ Probiotic Healthcare & Hygiene is a wider range of products, designed for all companion animals such as reptiles, birds, hamsters and rabbits as well as cats and dogs – but we also have aquatic and equine hygiene and healthcare products.

The range is packed with the natural cleansing power of carefully selected ‘good’ probiotic bacteria, which are sourced from plants. These highly effective and helpful probiotics are one of nature’s most powerful assets. They safely and thoroughly clean and restore natural balance – a healthy microbiome – at a deep microbial level. They are beneficial for animal skin, hair, eyes, ears, teeth and wounds as well as their living environments – kennels, bedding and cars.

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If you’d like more information about any of our products, would like to talk about how we can help you, or your business – or would like to discuss wholesale solutions for your cleaning company or large business – simply get in touch.

We’re able to help with virtually any solution. Just call us on 01268 544 530.