Common Misconceptions
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Microbes In Human Welfare

- Clear the fog of misconceptions and get a clarity of concepts.
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Microbes are always not harmful. They are helpful too.
Various microbes reside in inside our body, and these microbes contribute to digestion, produce vitamins, promote development of the immune system, and detoxify harmful chemicals. Microbes are also important to making many foods we enjoy, such as bread, cheese, and wine.
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Antibiotics can help in curing cold, flu and other viral infections?
Antibiotics do not work on viruses. Colds, flu, bronchitis, or runny noses are viral infections. Hence, not effective against these diseases. Antibiotics are treat certain infections caused by bacteria.
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Biological Oxygen Demand - Always remember lower the better
Higher BOD means more oxygen is required, which is less for oxygen-demanding species to feed on, and signifies poor water quality. Low BOD means less oxygen is being removed from water, so water is generally purer and aquatic life will flourish.
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