The Two Minute Basics of Biofilms
120 seconds that Might Prevent Pain, Suffering and Death
Who Has Biofilm Infections?
When you learn about the massive diversity of locations and situations
in which biofilms are common and consider that that are often the routine
state of bacteria and fungal organisms, you start to realize anyone
may have a biofilm infection or infections.
Biofilms are a leading cause of suffering and death.
Biofilm Body Locations and Situations
- An infection lasting over 2 weeks
- The leading cause of death in children under 6 years of age
- Dental plaque—the human mouth harbors about 25,000 species of bacteria, about 1,000 of which reside in the dental plaque biofilm.
- Yeast infections
- Postsurgical infections
- Bad breath
- Gum disease or periodontitis*
- Tooth decay
- Lung infections
- Urinary system infections
- Oral bacteria—can harm heart arteries and cause death and increase intestinal cancers
- Chronic ear infections
- Sinus infections**
- Chronic tonsillitis
- Tooth brush heads—including sonic moving head styles
- Catheters to allow urine removal
- Artificial knees, hips, and other replacements
- Heart valve infections
- Lesions or sores
- Lyme disease
- IV catheters of any type
- Urinary catheters
- Contact lenses
- Implanted devices—any implanted or inserted device can send bacteria to the brain, liver or kidneys.
- Chronic prostate infections
- Legionnaire’s disease and many other biotoxin bacteria that explode in any indoor water
- Mold illnesses—which can arise from mold build up in any standing indoor water, i.e., flooding, roof, basement or window leaks, humidifiers, unused Waterpik™ or other tooth cleaning devices, condensation in AC ducts, etc.
- Cystic fibrosis—excess mucus production in the airways allows bacteria like Pseudomonas aeruginosa to beat bacteria killers behind a biofilm coat.
- Lost body parts
- Skin, hair or nail infections
- Bone infections
Many other things could be added to the list, including profoundly
serious issues of biofilm contamination in water and dozens of other
health-related and manufacturing practices.
*Doctor David Kennedy, a retired dentist, lamented that most adult Americans have
gum disease—another bacterial biofilm condition involving chronic infection. So
just how widespread is this stealthy healthcare epidemic?
**At Ondine Biopharma, an interview [with Richard Longland] revealed that
38,000,000 people in this country have (or had) a chronic sinus problem.
***Ricardo Murga; Terri S. Forster. Role of biofilms in the survival of Legionella
pneumophila in a model potable-water system. Microbiology (2001), 147, 3121–3126.