NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The recent CDC study, “Cleaning and Disinfectant Chemical Exposures and Temporal Associations with COVID-19, National Poison Data System,” warns Americans using harsh cleaning products, sprays, wipes and hand sanitizers to be vigilant, citing a dramatic increase in accidental poisonings compared to the last two years. With non-stop use of harsh chemicals suggested to kill SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, and other dangerous viruses, bacteria and microbes, unfortunately, those same chemicals also kill the good bacteria that helps one fight infections and protects immune systems making it critical to replenish.
“In times of crisis, the school of thought is that we need ‘big gun chemicals’ to protect and address an invader, however, these chemicals can cause more harm than good in the long run,” says Dr. Tom O'Bryan, DC, CCN, DACBN, founder of TheDr.com, global leader in functional medicine and author of The Autoimmune Fix. “Our environment, just like our body, has a biome, an immune system that prevents too many ‘bad guys’ from accumulating in our homes. Equally important, this immune system plays a key role in our overall health. If we do not protect and support good bacterial growth in our environment, we are likely to see more virulent strains of superbug, mold, fungus, and viruses than ever before. Microbes ALWAYS have the last word. Think mold in the shower.”
The best way to boost and balance the environmental immune system is to introduce probiotics to create a stronger defense barrier than antibacterial products, disinfectants, and bleach can provide. External probiotics replenish the correct balance of good bacteria on surfaces, in the air, on skin, in the mouth and in/on pets, making a positive contribution to good health and to the environmental health of our planet.
Bleach, disinfectants, anti-bacterial products, and natural all-purpose cleaners do not remove the microscopic plaque that bad guy bacteria hide out in. Worse, many ‘green’ or ‘natural/chemical-free’ cleaners contribute to plaque formation while killing off both the good bacteria along with bad. Without adding probiotics back into the environment, the bad bacteria can wreak havoc and make people and animals sick.
“Just as we’ve learned to take probiotics to support our gut and immunity health. Probiotic technology has now proven its value in supporting our home, office and hospital environments,” adds O’Bryan.
Superbugs contribute to life-threatening viral and bacterial infections or sepsis, causing death for over 250,000 Americans every year. Hospital studies show that using environmental probiotics ‘significantly’ reduces the dangerous viruses and bacteria causing the ‘Super Infections’ that feed sepsis.
P2 Probiotic Power cleaning products create a stronger defense barrier than antibacterial products, disinfectants, and bleach can provide. These products specifically clean and form a protective barrier against microscopic plaque (biofilm) which harbors the most harmful bacteria.
“The time has come to add environmental probiotics to our cleaning regimens at home, in office buildings, and public places,” says O’Bryan. “The science has caught up and we now know that the microbiome is all around us contributing to our overall health. Reconsider using harsh chemicals to prevent a virus from getting into your body, by using probiotic cleaning products to minimize the side-effects of those harsh chemicals, so you can keep those good and bad bacteria in natural balance for optimum health and safety.”
Considered a ‘Sherlock Holmes’ for chronic disease and metabolic disorders, Dr. Tom O’Bryan is an internationally recognized speaker focused on food sensitivities, environmental toxins, and the development of autoimmune diseases.