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Yes, I think “germs” get a bad rap; but there are many bad ones lurking in the built environmnet

Water tap rbi  

There has been a nasty min epidemic at a hospital in Belfast: Bacteria in baby unit traced to sink taps – The Irish Times – Wed, Jan 25, 2012.  It appears to have been traced to a water tap.  Just a mini reminder that we need to learn more about the biogeography of microbes in the built environment.  Plus, this helps point out something I have been meaning to write about more here – just because I am a critic of studies that find microbes in buildings and immediately think we should kill them all – does not mean that I think all microbes in buildings are good.  There are plenty of nasties out there.

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