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  • MYTH: Microbes, such as bacteria that may be used in a cleaning product, make you sick.

    FACT – There are many different kinds of microbes found in nature. A small number of these microbes are known to be a public health risk and can have the potential to cause disease or make us sick given the appropriate conditions. These potentially harmful microbes are well known by doctors and scientists and are easily identified. The vast majority of microbes found in nature are beneficial and do not cause sickness or disease. In fact, right now there are 500 to a 1,000 different species of bacteria in and on your body, each hard at work digesting your food, out competing potentially pathogenic microbes, producing vitamins required to keep you healthy, and boosting your immune system to help stave off illness. In fact, in a normal healthy human over 90% of the number of cells are bacterial! Without these microbes you would not be able to survive and life as we know it would not be possible. The beneficial microorganisms used in cleaning products are wild-types found in nature, easily identifiable, that pass rigorous quality controls during the production process.