5 Ways to Get Rid of Bacteria

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The words germs and bacteria are often used interchangeably today. Germs is not used as widely in the medical community or the scientific community as it used to be. The word bacteria is more prominent and acceptable. Germs, however, encompass bacteria, fungi, viruses, and protozoa, the word "germs" can be applied to any of the microscopic particles that can cause illness in humans. Bacteria are microscopic, single-celled organisms that can live almost anywhere, including in water, dirt, in the air, and in your carpet and furniture. While we can't really say how many types of bacteria there are, many microbiology experts say there are hundreds of millions of species of bacteria. Most of the species are harmless and can even be beneficial to humans, which is why you sometimes hear people talk about "good" bacteria versus "bad" bacteria. Many of today's cleaning products have chemicals meant to kill good bacteria. Experts have argued that killing off the good bacteria can even have a negative impact on our health.

Germs Encompass Bacteria, Viruses and More
There is plenty of bad bacteria, however, and they are the cause of a wide range of illnesses. Some of those bacteria that cause disease produce toxins, which are deadly chemicals that damage cells and make people sick. Some bacteria actually invades and causes extreme damage to tissue. Infections like strep throat, urinary tract infections, and many others. For this reason, keeping bacteria at bay is important.

How Do You get Rid of Bacteria?

  1. Boiling Water is a common way to kill bacteria. This is why you see people boiling water before drinking it. The idea is to kill off any potentially harmful bacteria. Extremely hot water is (140 degrees Fahrenheit) is required to kill bacteria. Most restaurants rely on this method to not only kill bacteria on dishes and cooking utensils, but to clean surfaces as well.

  2. Chlorine is also used to kill some bacteria. This is why chlorine is a part of cleaning swimming pools. It kills the bacteria and fungi that can very quickly form in water.

  3. Hydrogen Peroxide is used to help kill bacteria on wounds.

  4. Bleach is most often used to kill bacteria. Chlorine bleach, of course, contains chlorine, which we mentioned above. Many people use bleach in their cleaning sessions. While the CDC recommends bleach, they caution against its potential dangerous and suggest not mixing it with other products as well as working with it in well-ventilated areas to avoid being overpowered by fumes.

  5. Antimicrobial products can get rid of bacteria or inhibit their growth. Many products these days claim to contain antimicrobials. Some are more effective than others. There is a lack of monitoring from the CDC and other organizations that allows companies to make wide-ranging claims about these products, so their effectiveness (or lack thereof) must be taken into account when using them.

Of course, there are many medicines that work against bacteria once they have reached the human body and caused infection. These are also called antibacterial because they fight infections by either eliminating bacteria or reducing their number.

Germs Are in Our Homes, Schools, Workplace and Are Our Enemy
While the focus of this article is 5 ways to get rid of bacteria, we need to keep our eye on the bigger picture, which is germs. As mentioned above, the word "germs" is an umbrella term that covers bacteria and other microscopic particles that can cause us to be sick. The first step in fighting bacteria is to keep our homes, schools, workplace, and other public areas as germ-free as possible. This can be done with regular cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting. Having an effective routine in place can help eliminate germs, which in turn reduces the number of bacteria and decreases the spread of viruses. Many facilities, including hospitals and schools, use chemical-based products with the belief that only these strong chemical cleaners are capable of killing bacteria. While this may be true in some cases, using chemical-based cleaners, sanitizers, and disinfectants to kill bacteria is harmful to both people and the environment. In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that children and pets are even more susceptible due to their small size and closer proximity to (and their likelihood of coming into contact with) surfaces that have been exposed to toxic cleaners. In their EPA Education Guidelines, the EPA states that "In the US, researchers estimate that 5% of childhood cancer and 30% of childhood asthma are related to chemical exposures."

GenEon Kills Germs and Bacteria Without Harming People or the Environment

GenEon is a visionary corporation that believes engineered water technologies, known as Smart Water / Smart Chlorine, can provide a broad range of cleaning and sanitizing uses which improve the health, safety, and productivity of our customers. These uses include cleaning, degreasing, and sanitizing many non-porous surfaces, including both food and non-food contact areas. At GenEon, we believe the future is here for effective, safe, sustainable, and chemical-free solutions. This is why we have devoted our energy toward developing innovative products to support these systems. At GenEon, we are committed to the design and development of a comprehensive line of products and solutions that allow consumers to use electrolyzed water to make safe cleaners and toxic-free sanitizers that won't harm people, animals, or the planet.

GenEon Products Are Effective At Killing Bacteria and Germs
Our cleaners and sanitizers are made using nothing more than water, natural minerals, and electricity to produce products that are capable of killing 99.9% of germs and bacteria found. That's because our products have much more sanitizing power than chlorine bleach without the harmful potential associated with bleach. Most chemical-based products on the market need a dwell-time of at least ten minutes, This is the time it takes for the chemical to kill germs and bacteria. Products created with ECA technology kill most bacteria in seconds, including E.coli, MRSA, and norovirus. Best of all, this is accomplished without leaving behind chemical residue and without emitting toxic fumes or harmful VOCs. GenEon products are safe for people and the environment.

Our products are made using on-site generation technology like our Instaflow system, which is portable and capable of producing a high volume of our safe cleaners and non-toxic sanitizer. This is ideal for schools and businesses because on-site generation technology eliminates the need to keep harmful products in your school or business, and because you make the products you need when you need them, there is less waste and overall savings in cleaning costs.

GenEon Technologies also offers advanced sanitizing systems that let you sanitize both large, open areas and hard-to-reach areas with equal ease. Our Mist products let you effectively disinfect and sanitize surfaces in seconds, evenly distributing our sanitizers to ensure that all surfaces are covered. Our Mist 2.5 is a smaller, more compact option, perfect for moving from one room to the next in smaller buildings.

Are you ready to get GenEon into your facility? To learn more about safe ECA and on-site generation technology and how you can get it in your facility, call GenEon at 866.217.0205. Our representatives will be happy to introduce you to the next level of disinfecting and sanitizing. Together we can build a better future with powerful cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting solutions that won't harm people or the environment.

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