Harmful microbes can hitch a ride on just about any surface. Personal care products can become a perfect home for bacteria and fungi leading to negative health outcomes..
Your personal care and beauty products are designed to make you look good and keep you clean, but you could also be sharing them with harmful bacteria.
The average toothbrush contains about ten million germs, including a high percentage of potentially fatal bacteria such as staphylococci, streptococcus, E. coli and candida.1
Makeup bags and toiletry bags are a breeding ground for bacteria. In tests, 11 out of 25 bags contained Staphylococcus aureus – a common cause of skin infections and food poisoning, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, which can trigger bloodstream infections and pneumonia and E-coli.2
Flushing toilets can result in airborne particles of faeces making their way onto any item that isn’t stored inside a medicine cabinet.3
The hand-towel hanging next to your bathroom sink is a reservoir of bacteria. Towels are made to absorb water, which is great for drying your skin, but also ideal for bacterial incubation. You should wash all towels including the one you grab after showering after two days of use.3
Shared razors put you at high risk of bacterial infection, most commonly Staphylococcus aureus, manifesting as a painful rash or boil. If your razor remains wet or if you don’t wash it properly after using it there is also a high chance that it will harbour microbes that cause fungal or yeast infection.4
A single hair follicle can hold 50,000 bacteria and your hairbrush can contribute to this. Brushes also collect residues of hair products which can become sticky and attract dirt. Diseases such as impetigo can spread from one person to another by sharing a brush
Mould and fungal infections can flourish in shoes and trainers, particularly as they are often stored in a warm, dark environment such as a wardrobe or cupboard under the stairs. A recent study found 100 times more mould in old shoes than in a toilet bowl.6
How does Biomaster work?
Does Biomaster use nano-silver technology?
No. We don’t use nano technology due to ongoing safety concerns.
Why is Biomaster better than other silver based antimicrobial additives?
Biomaster pioneered the use of antimicrobial additives, and remains the recognised leader and most trusted supplier of antimicrobial technology for polymers, textiles, paper, paints and coatings.
How do I know if a product is Biomaster protected?
Unless it carries the Biomaster symbol, you don’t. Ask before you buy it.