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Antimicrobials in personal care products, why apply?

Much has been said about health and well-being, which shows the population's growing concern with quality of life. Beware of public restrooms, buses and other shared environments has become trivial. Shouldn't that concern extend to personal care products?

Even if they are not shared with others, products such as toothbrushes, hairbrushes, and soaps are very susceptible to the action of fungi and bacteria. Due to direct contact with the human body, the presence of certain microorganisms can be the cause of numerous diseases. In addition to hygiene, a simple way to protect us is by using products with antimicrobial action. Nanotechnology is gaining more and more space in the prevention of biological risks and in the area of ​​health. know more on here.

Hair health

In addition to the standard hygiene of the hair and scalp, it is essential to worry about cleaning your hair brush. In addition to hair strands, brushes can accumulate product residues, dirt and dead skin, which makes it a perfect environment for the proliferation of microorganisms. Consequently, it can cause diseases on the scalp and also the famous dandruff. With the technology of antimicrobial additives incorporated in brushes and combs, cleaning these objects becomes much easier and more hygienic.

Skin health

Uma aplicação já muito conhecida é de agentes bactericidas em sabonetes e desodorantes. As bactérias fazem parte da flora natural de nossa pele, e é impossível que 100% delas sejam eliminadas. Contudo, um excesso de bactérias, ou a presença de microrganismos patogênicos na pele, podem causar doenças como diarreia, cólera, pneumonia, infecção urinária, dermatites, e até intoxicação alimentar.

Some soaps and deodorants have active agents, but it is important to pay attention to the active principle used. Substances such as Triclocarban and Triclosan, for example, have been losing ground due to health risks. Instead, one can look for principles such as benzalkonium chloride, benzethonium chloride, chloroxylenol and silver.

Oral Health

Studies have shown that the human mouth is the part of the body with the highest number of germs. A study by the journal Microbiome (BBC, 2017) alega que em um beijo de apenas dez segundos, mais de 80 milhões de bactérias são compartilhadas. Para tanto, se reforça a necessidade de manter uma higiene bucal rotineira e bem feita. Todo cuidado nunca é demais, por isso a TNS fomenta a aplicação de aditivos combatentes a microrganismos tanto no cabo das escovas como nas cerdas.

In this way, when in contact with any part of the toothbrush, the bacteria have their cell wall destroyed, and their genes are prevented from multiplying. In addition to helping to combat cavities, a brush with antimicrobial action works to combat cross-contamination and, consequently, diseases such as cholera, gingivitis and infections. (ABCD Brazil, 2017)

The bacteriostatic technology of silver nanoparticles is capable of being incorporated into hair and toothbrushes directly in the conventional production process. Besides not present health risks, this technology is able to provide extra protection to the day-to-day.

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