A concentration camp (or internment camp) is a place where a government forces people to live without trial. Usually, those people belong to groups the government does not like. The term means to confine (keep in a secure manner) “enemy citizens in wartime or terrorism suspects”.
We are exactly acting like such govt for our family when we are suffering from obsessive compulsion disorder of hygiene. Cleanliness is indeed necessary for overall health but when it becomes over-kill, it can act negatively against our existence.
Thanks to faulty education and bombardment by media, fear of viruses and bacteria is so high that we over-kill hygiene of our homes. Too many cleaning agents. On top of it, heavy duty industrial standard vacuum cleaners! We are killing necessary microbes in our air.
In our culture, broom is also considered slaughter. We don’t consider dust as dead. This modern research says the same. And hence, we don’t put moderate efforts in cleaning chores. We don’t go to micro level as modern technology does.
Stop sterilizing your dust
Antimicrobial chemical tied to antibiotic resistance genes in dust
Most people have heard about antibiotic-resistant germs. But how about antibiotic-resistant dust?
A new Northwestern University study has found that an antimicrobial chemical called triclosan is abundant in dust — and linked to changes in its genetic makeup. The result is dust with organisms that could cause an antibiotic-resistant infection.
“There is this conventional wisdom that says everything that’s in dust is dead, but that’s not actually the case. There are things living in there,” said Northwestern’s Erica Hartmann, who led the study. “Dust is the final resting place of everything that’s been circulating in the air, so it can give us information about air quality.”
Hartmann believes we could ease the problem of antibiotic-resistant bugs by letting go of antimicrobial products.
“The vast majority of microbes around us aren’t bad and may even be good,” she said. “Wipe down gym equipment with a towel. Wash your hands with plain soap and water. There is absolutely no reason to use antibacterial cleansers and hand soaps.”