Protect your daily shower with Biomaster

A recent study has revealed that a refreshing shower first thing in the morning may come with an unhealthy dose of bacteria.

Scientists in the US used an ultra-sensitive method to detect bacteria in showerheads in bathrooms across the country.

Results showed that around 30 per cent of shower-heads had “significant amounts” of Mycobacterium avium, a bacterium linked to breathing illnesses that most often infects people in poor health but can also cause illness in healthy individuals.

These bacteria are often found in water. However, in showerheads the bacteria tend to clump together to form a slimy “biofilm”, at a concentration more than 100 times greater than is found in ordinary water.

Professor Norman Pace, who led the study, said: “If you are getting a face full of water when you first turn your shower on, that means you are probably getting a particularly high load of Mycobacterium avium, which may not be too healthy.”

The shower head is the perfect breeding ground for many different types of bacteria due to its wet, warm and humid conditions and these bacteria are left to propagate over night when the shower is not in use making the concentrations particularly high in the morning. Biomaster silver based antimicrobial additives is one effective solution for combating this problem.

Biomaster is mixed into the actual polymer used to mould the showerhead and is present inside and out to combat bacteria. As the inside of a shower head is difficult and sometimes impossible to clean Biomaster continuously works to keep the bacteria population down and helps prevent infection from pathogenic germs.

The Biomaster additive has been successfully tested on over 50 different types of bacteria including Legionella, MRSA, E.Coli, Salmonella and Listeria, and recent clinical trials in hospitals where Biomaster technology was used has shown a decrease of over 95% of harmful bacteria in the environment.

*Please note that Addmaster was acquired by the Polygiene Group AB in January 2021, so all news articles prior to that date will still be branded as Addmaster.