The Deal With Vacuum Cleaners

Vacuum cleaners may be disease vectors

 

The aerosolized dust created by vacuums contain bacteria and mold that “could lead to adverse effects in allergic people, infants, and people with compromised immunity,” according to researchers at the University of Queensland and Laval University. Their findings are published ahead of print in Applied and Environmental Microbiology. Researchers used a special clean air wind tunnel to measure vacuum emissions from 21 vacuums of varying quality and age. The clean air wind tunnel enabled them to eliminate other sources of particles and bacteria, says Knibbs. “That way, we could confidently attribute the things we measured purely to the vacuum cleaner.”

 

Learn more here: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/266847.php

 

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John Montague DC is the owner of WebVitamins. He is active in the industry and is currently president of the NPA East.

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