Smelly trash and resistent bacterial floras


The smelly trash (also known as poo) we all produce is normally taken care of (where there’s enough water) in sewage treatment works, to be cleaned. A  study from Linköping Univeristy (in Sweden) has now concluded that resistent bacterial flora, such as Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (or MRSA), has the ability to survive this process. This becomes a problem for example in hospitals, where washing your hands all of a sudden isn’t that patient friendly. Apparently, the problem is worst in the UK, France and Japan.

In the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter, Åke Hjelm, Information Officer at the University, describes the discovery as a “world sensation”, as previous studies have come to the opposite conclusion. Myself, I just long even more for the outhouse at our family’s coniferous forest cottage.


3 Responses to “Smelly trash and resistent bacterial floras”

  1. Beth Terry, aka Fake Plastic Fish Says:


    I’m going to wash my hands in vodka from now on.


  2. Leila Darabi Says:

    Vodka–a green hand sanitizer. Love it!

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