Fire Stations with MRSA Airborne Pathogens?
From environation on twitter:
Study finds fire stations contaminated with MRSA | e! Science News http://bit#ly/iwBQZT #http://twitter.com/environation/statuses/75978860683993088#
Once again the MRSA airborne pathogens are causing problems. It was discovered that firemen have it on surfaces at the station and in their nose. Oftentimes it may not affect these hard working men. However firemen often work long hours risking their lives for others with minimal sleep and that alone can weaken their immune system.
Firemen often spend days away from their families and are exposed to many life threatening situations. The fire station should be a safe place for them to rest without the dangers of acquiring disease and infection. The risk of injury on the job is great. Cuts, scrapes, and burns can be an open invitation for MRSA airborne pathogens to invade their exhausted bodies.
MRSA airborne pathogens can be found almost everywhere and if proper cleaning of hands, surfaces, equipment, and the air is done, MRSA airborne pathogens can be significantly reduced and make working environments much safer.
Firemen also work hard to keep their fire stations clean but the air they breathe is not something too many think about when at the station. Air purification can make a significant difference in reducing airborne pathogens and insuring better health to those that give of themselves to save lives and property.