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The Trouble with Toxins

To survive and multiply, bacteria absorb substances from their surroundings, forming enzymes and toxins. These enzymes are excreted into the environment to break down the surrounding tissue into small molecules, which are then absorbed by the cell.

Toxins reduce the body’s defense against infections and help spread disease-causing bacteria. An instrument that has been sterilized but not sufficiently cleaned may be free of living microorganisms but smeared with toxins, which can result in acute inflammatory reactions in the body.


 

 


Did You Know ...

About one third of the world’s population is infected with tuberculosis germs – that is one new infection every second. Statistically, tuberculosis is the world's second most fatal infectious diseases.  



 

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