controlling microbial growth in the environment.
You will be the expert: Imagine you are teaching a class on controlling microbial growth in the environment. To test your students, you will present them with a scenario including a site and some probably microbes present. They must design a strategy to eliminate harmful microbes from the area. In this discussion, each student should present a scenario for analysis by his or her classmates, and propose an answer to another classmate's scenario. Be as creative as you can! Make sure to post at least two high quality posts. Your instructor will open new topics of discussion throughout the week. Follow-Up Post Instructions Respond to at least one peer or the instructor. Further the dialogue by providing more information and clarification. CLASSMATE POST TO RESPOND TO: Hello Professor and Fellow Classmates, This week we are looking at the world around us, specifically the microbes we may face on a daily basis. We interact with them so often we do not even realize until it threatening or life altering. Think about how many surface you interact with on a daily basis whether it is your toilet or sink handle, even your shower head and handles in the bathroom. The doorknob in a public place or your own household, maybe an elevator button at the mall, even your desk at work. The fact of the matter is we interact with microbes in every facet of our lives. We have even heard about it being in the food we digest sometimes unfortunately The scenario is it been a long day or the gym, errands and then preparing for the work week on this now calm sunday night. You just finished up washing the dishes from dinner and your teeth are brushed. You get into your comfortable bed preparing to call it a night but before you do social media is calling your name. You have to see your friends' latest post and the new gossip happening in the celebrity world. But there it is just like always the presence of microbes, that's right there on your beautiful smartphone. The same smartphone you take with you to the bathroom, but up against your face, and touch with your hands for what seems like every minute of the day. It's hard to believe life without this mini technology in your pocket which means its hard to have life without the microbes present on your phone as well. "a recent study (Links to an external site.) found more than 17,000 bacterial gene copies on the phones with pathogens, including Streptococcus (Links to an external site.), MRSA (Links to an external site.) and even E. coli (Links to an external site.)." (Abrams, 2017) And the biggest culprit of putting those microbes on your phones, your hands. "Americans check their phones about 47 times per day, according to a survey by Deloitte (Links to an external site.), which affords plenty of opportunities for microorganisms to move from your fingers to your phone." (Abrams, 2017). So what are we to do against something that is such a vital part of our lives References: Abrams, A. (2017, August 23). Your cell phone is 10 TIMES dirtier than a toilet seat. Time. Cowan, M. K. (2017). Microbiology: A Systems Approach. [VitalSource Bookshelf]. Retrieved from

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