Maybe your hands look clean. But where have they been since you last washed them?
Millions of microbes are collecting on your hands and under your nails right now. Most of them are harmless. But not all of them…
There’s an invisible world of tiny bacteria, viruses and fungi all around us. And even inside us.
Each circle on this petri dish is a colony of millions of these microbes.
Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best.
These children don’t have clean running water on tap at their school. Instead, they’re using a Tippy Tap made from a reused plastic bottle.
Your skin is brilliant at keeping dangerous microbes out of your body.
But what happens if you have a cut, or need an operation?
Microbes aren’t all bad. We use them to make bread, wine, biofuel and even medicines. And we need them in our intestines to stay healthy.
Believe it or not, there are ten times more bacterial cells in your body than there are human cells.