Helmets are usually used as head protection for combat activities (military), or civic activities such as sports, mining, or driving. Helmets can provide additional protection on the part of the head (depending on the structure) from falling objects or high-speed.
Well!! we will not discuss the origin and use. What we do not realize if helmet can be dangerous. Here's his review.
For bikers, helmets have become mandatory items such as underwear wherever we go. It selayak and should for the sake of convenience helmet also need care that is not sickly sampeyan skull.
The most vulnerable for a helmet is a matter of cleanliness sweat. Moreover, why had it not been because of Indonesia's climate is very hot, and humid. It certainly is a major cause sweat to be more out if riders in Indonesia seliweran on the streets. Sweat was threatening parts of the helmet is made from linen fabric and foam. From the structure of the material, it is definitely absorb sweat immediately. Keringetan morning, afternoon settles.
Used again in the morning, afternoon added sediment again. After so long, it could fry and smell deh tuh helmet.
Moisture and odor caused by perspiration sediment layers of the helmet can invite bacteria lodged. Obviously, because the dirt from fat delicious meals for bacteria. In fact, the smell of the characteristics of bacteria. Its also like the damp and the smell is mold. Well, as we know, bacteria and fungi can cause skin disease.
Some bacteria lodged in the helmet is like Staphylococcus epidermis and Staphylococcus Aureut. Staphylococcus epidermidis is a species of the genus Staphylococcus bacteria known to cause opportunistic infections (attacking people with weakened immune systems).
Some characteristics of these bacteria are facultative, coagulase negative, catalase positive, gram-positive, coccus-shaped, and 0.5 to 1.5 μm in diameter. These bacteria live naturally in human skin and mucous membranes. Infection S.
epidermidis can occur because the bacteria form biofilms on medical devices in hospitals and infect people in the hospital (nosocomial infections).
Clinically, these bacteria attacking those who are vulnerable or low immunity, such as AIDS patients, critically ill patients, drug abusers (drugs), newborn, and hospital patients who were treated for a long time.
Meanwhile, Staphylococcus aureus is a Gram positive, not moving, not berspora and able to form a capsule. (Boyd, 1980), coccus shaped and arranged like grapes (Todar, 2002) as shown in Figure 2.4. Staphylococcus sizes vary depending on the growth medium. When grown on agar, Staphylococcus 0.5 to 1.0 mm in diameter with yellow colonies. Teikoat acid-containing cell wall, which is about 40% of the dry weight of the cell wall. Acid teikoat are several groups of antigens from Staphylococcus. Teikoat acid containing aglutinogen and N-acetylglucosamine.
Diseases that can arise from both bacteria were acne, boils, itchy scalp, dandruff and skin disease other.Off course way to avoid skin diseases are diligently wash regularly Helm favorite agan. Moreover, new helmets now have removable foam lining so for those who want to save the cost of complicated washable themselves.