Entries by Jason Tetro from 08/2012

London 2012: The Most Hygienic Games Ever?

| Posted 08.03.2012 | Canada Living

2012-07-25-olympicbanner.png There has been one more bombshell occurring in London -- though it hasn't quiet made the same kind of headlines as Ye Shiwen . In contrast to all the prognostication of infectious diseases outbreaks and epidemics that could potentially lead to a pandemic, including my own, the reality is that germs have played almost no role at the Games.

London Gets the Gold Medal in Hygiene

| Posted 08.12.2012 | Canada Living

2012-07-25-olympicbanner.pngFar away from the headlines of this headline-grabbing Olympics is an important lesson that can bring solace to almost every germaphobe. Unlike any other Olympics before, these Games have shown that preventing infection is not only possible, but also relatively easily accomplished.

Is Your Anti-Bacterial Handwash Harming You?

| Posted 08.20.2012 | Canada Living

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpgThe term "antibacterial" has been used since the 1940s but only gained a hold of the market in the mid-1990s thanks to the widespread use of the antibacterial agent triclosan. But triclosan has a dark side that has only come to light in the last decade. The scientific literature has been peppered with articles showing the potential side effects to triclosan use.

Back to School? Back to Germs

| Posted 08.27.2012 | Canada Living

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg From the moment they enter daycare to the celebrations of high school graduation, kids inevitably come into contact with these unseen entities and many will get sick. But while there may be endless concerns for health, there is a positive in that these moments of unhappiness will end up benefiting their lives as much as if not more than the pains of homework.