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Those of us familiar with after death biohazard cleanup know about blood and deaths odors. We know that bacteria place annoying odors and possibly infectious material in our way. We know too that bacteria play an important role in lives. Most biohazard cleanup practitioners grow used to bacteria odors. They must because these odors follow death and decaying blood following homicides, and unattended deaths; for those suicides that become decomposition cleanup tasks as well, a trained nose helps.

Our own flatulence should remind us that bacteria play a part in our bodies; in fact, for every human cell making up a human body, we have ten cells belonging to bacteria, internally and externally. Poop cleanup consist of foodstuffs broken down by bacteria while proved itself consists primarily of bacteria.

We know bacteria as "germs" when they cause us illness or we know that they may cause illness. From the time we enter the world from our mother's body, we begin to gather germs internally and externally; in fact, we have no germs at all until we are born into the world; all the way down our mother's fallopian tubes we remain bacteria, germ free.

Friendly germs encountered as we grow into our environment ensure that some of the unfriendly germs do not multiply into dangerous numbers. We provide a nice little niche for our friendly germs while they return the favor by keeping us healthy. During a suicide cleanup this relationship becomes important; during a suicide cleanup we encounter many unfriendly bacteria.

For infectious wastes connected to biohazard cleanup tasks, blood and other human fluids carry hundreds of millions of bacteria, many infectious. As "germs" these bacteria break down our friendly bacteria and assault our immune systems. Most healthy adults will bypass mild and moderate bacteria infections; children and the elderly remain at risk from unfriendly bacteria. Infections for the weak among us means death.

Some blood cleanup companies claim that "It's too dangerous for family members to clean after a violent death because blood's odors and bloodborne pathogens cause HIV and hepatitis B and C." Such statements are not true, in general. Blood odors do not cause us to become sick, unless we become nauseous from lack of experience around these repugnant odors.

Decomposition Cleanup

Decomposition cleanup exposes us to a wide variety of bacteria, many of which pose a threat to us. Because of these bacteria we must protect our open wounds from contamination. Likewise, our nose, mouth, and eyes must also have protection.

Although these unfriendly bacteria may multiply to the point of causing illness in a blood cleanup practitioner, the risk is not so great when common sense rules the day.

As for contracting bloodborne pathogens from homicide or suicide victims' blood, that's a matter for the record books. In order for unfriendly bacteria to enter our bodies while cleaning, they must remain alive in the wild (external environment) with moisture in most cases.

Then these bacteria must find a way into our bodies. Keeping our distance from blood whenever possible, disinfecting blood and other potentially infectious materials (OPIM) should protect us; of course, we must use protective equipment like a face mask over our nose and mouth, goggles over our eyes, and long sleeve covers for our arms.

Long pants are important too. Even more useful, nonporous garments add an extra layer of depth to our protection against bloodborne pathogens.

We call bacteria "germs, " microorganisms, and microbes. As microorganisms we know of bacteria for the role they play in creating yeasts and house (niches) for viruses. Viruses as microbes are tiny and find a home within the mitochondria of bacteria; viruses remain dormant until something awakens them and then they begin to populate inside of their bacteria hosts.

Like viruses, bacteria repopulate fast.

What we Know about Bacteria - -

It took our scientific researchers until the 1890s to fully expose bacteria. Bacteria's part in human diseases and nonhuman disease now became fact. We finally realized that bacteria cause many of our deadly illnesses. Scholars working in universities, also known as medical scientists, worked hard to find out about bacteria. Because of their hard work we now know how many bacteria cause infectious diseases.

Also, we now categorize bacteria as "lower plants." Finding out more about bacteria helps biohazard cleanup practitioners understand more about cleaning. This remains a good reason to visit my (Eddie Evans) crime scene cleanup school from time-to-time

We call the study of bacteria bacteriology just as we call the study of suicide suicidology.

Microorganisms like bacteria belong to the vegetable kingdom. By their very nature, these tiny plants find places to thrive inside our bodies, the bodies of other species, and even in our oceans and deserts. Bacteria play an important role in our lives and the life of other species throughout the plant and animal kingdoms.




Histories of science tell us that a scientific experimenter by the name of Leeuwenhoek learned about microscopes. In the 17th century he became first on record to observe bacteria as a result. While playing with lenses by placing them water, he deduced how to magnify objects. This research alone should tell us that brainstorming and playing around leads to terrific learning experiences, "serendipity" some say. As a result his interest in nature and all of its fascinating permutations led to microscopic studies of nature. It would take another man by the name of Mueller to seriously study these microorganisms in detail.

Because of Charles Darwin's influential theories related to the dissent of species, researchers like Mueller continued their research into the universe of microorganisms. Mueller was an important researcher, but he failed to show how microorganisms might relate to the study of medicine. Mueller's importance comes to us as a cataloger just as Darwin's importance came to us, in part, as our greatest cataloger of species.

Included with Mueller's discovery of bacteria we find Monas, Proteus, Vibro, Bacillus, and Spirillum. Once known, these bacteria were classified systematically by Muller. Such discoveries make science an exciting subject to read about, especially the lives of bacteria.

The researcher Schwann discovered that bacteria play an important role in fermentation. This one discovery in the fermentation process would lead to more discoveries about bacteria. Another researcher by the name of Fuchs studied "blue milk," and show that bacteria and infections were connected. Still, bacteria were still holding back secrets from researchers. Just like yeast, bacteria remain little more than yeasts when it came to understanding their real influence over human illnesses.


It would take Louis Pasteur to show how microorganisms claim lives. He applied the scientific method to the study of microorganisms and illness. He had no belief in spontaneous generation as the source of microorganisms; no, he showed that reproduction ruled the origins of life when it came to bacteria.

More, his work showed that diseases inflicted terrible loss of cattle and other livestock. Microorganisms were the cause. Now, researchers returned to the microscope to understand how microorganisms cause diseases in crops, too. They learned too.

Scientific Method

The success of one researcher would lead to the success of others. Pastor played a leading role when he employed his rigid experimental methods which could be reproduced by others in other places. The scientific method became king of discovery. Bacteriological experimentation moved quickly as others would follow Pasteur's methods. Scientific method as demonstrated by Pasteur now found applications throughout the study of nature.

Another researcher by the name of Robert Kock showed how we can separate different groups of bacteria. He showed how to microorganisms play a role in nature. This helped strengthen theory applied to practice. Kock helped to unveil many of nature's secrets.


Following the similar scientific methods allows us to share information at lightning speed on the Internet. Today we have more information than we can handle. So a study of bacteria remains an important field of study, and requires a clear focus. The Internet helps.


What Are Bacteria?

A suicide cleanup practitioner must ask that big question, just what are bacteria? By the naked eye we can see something is going on in grand fashion, but we cannot really tell what's going on as we might with a microscope and the knowledge of Koch's separation of bacteria species. With a microscope we discover not only the many colors that bacteria share with observable nature, we discover that geometry plays a big role in the shape of bacteria.


Bacteria's Shape

The shape of bacteria could be little else than it is at present. It came to exist in his many varieties and forms because what it reflects now is what works best for it under certain conditions. And even though these conditions may no longer exist, bacteria continue to thrive as they watch that under their original incubating conditions.

Some bacteria are shaped like pool balls. Some have the shape of a lead pencil newly sharpened. Then there's funny little corkscrew like bacteria screen their way through water under the microscope. Spirals, rod like shapes, and even those circular spear so common to our universe find a place in the world of bacteria.

The size of bacteria we find from 0.25 u to 1.5 u (0.000012 to 0.00006 inches). Such sizes are hard to imagine compared to the sizes we find in the universe when it comes to researching celestial bodies. Even our own son will contain 1 million earths. Imagine the size of the earth and the sign and then imagine the size of the tiniest bacteria.

When it comes to blood clean up during suicide cleanup, we must keep in mind that we do live in a world of bacteria even though we may not see them were certain, we will often smell the bacteria's gas before we reach their final resting place.





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