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Just one more reason to not spawn.

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:11 pm
by Gawdzilla Sama
This is my alma mater!

Babies stir up clouds of bio-gunk when they crawl

Infant and adult inhalation exposure research

Date: January 11, 2018

Source: Purdue University

Summary: When babies crawl, their movement across floors, especially carpeted surfaces, kicks up high levels of dirt, skin cells, bacteria, pollen, and fungal spores, a new study has found. The infants inhale a dose of bio bits in their lungs that is four times (per kilogram of body mass) what an adult would breathe walking across the same floor.

When babies crawl, their movement across floors, especially carpeted surfaces, kicks up high levels of dirt, skin cells, bacteria, pollen, and fungal spores, a new study has found. The infants inhale a dose of bio bits in their lungs that is four times (per kilogram of body mass) what an adult would breathe walking across the same floor.

As alarming as that sounds, lead researcher Brandon Boor of Purdue University is quick to add that this isn't necessarily a bad thing.

"We are interested in the biological material an infant inhales, especially during their first year of life when they are crawling. Many studies have shown that inhalation exposure to microbes and allergen-carrying particles in that portion of life plays a significant role in both the development of, and protection from, asthma and allergic diseases," Boor says. "There are studies that have shown that being exposed to a high diversity and concentration of biological materials may reduce the prevalence of asthma and allergies later in life."

Scientists have previously done studies to determine how much dirt and biological material is kicked up and resuspended into the air when an adult walks indoors, but this is the first study to look at what happens with infants and their unique forms of locomotion.


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Re: Just one more reason to not spawn.

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:18 pm
by bobbo_the_Pragmatist
Crawling across the floor is one thing, planting your mouth on the floor and dragging your tongue for two feet is a whole other thing. "Isn't that cute?"

Of note: I haven't had the merest sniffle in about 15 years now. I attribute that to coming into less contact with hoomans and virtually zero contact with germ bags.

Re: Just one more reason to not spawn.

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:24 pm
by scrmbldggs
When babies crawl, their movement...kicks up high levels of dirt...

Gotta bathe the little stinker occasionally. :roll:

Re: Just one more reason to not spawn.

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:36 pm
by Gawdzilla Sama
scrmbldggs wrote:
When babies crawl, their movement...kicks up high levels of dirt...

Gotta bathe the little stinker occasionally. :roll:

They scuff the carpet and floor more than walking on two feet, with or without shoes/slippers.

Re: Just one more reason to not spawn.

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:43 pm
by scrmbldggs
Strap dusters on their knees!

Re: Just one more reason to not spawn.

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:45 pm
by gorgeous
builds up the immune system...need it....or keep them in plastic containers...

Re: Just one more reason to not spawn.

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:00 pm
by Gord
Swathe the little blighters in dust-attacting clothing. That'll get your floors clean.

Re: Just one more reason to not spawn.

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:03 pm
by Gawdzilla Sama
Gord wrote:Swathe the little blighters in dust-attacting clothing. That'll get your floors clean.

Or redistribute the gunk around the house more evenly.

Re: Just one more reason to not spawn.

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:05 pm
by scrmbldggs
Roomba-by!

Need startup capital. Who's in?

Re: Just one more reason to not spawn.

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:07 pm
by Gord
Gawdzilla Sama wrote:
Gord wrote:Swathe the little blighters in dust-attacting clothing. That'll get your floors clean.

Or redistribute the gunk around the house more evenly.

Not if the gunk sticks to them!

Make Gunk Stick Again! #MGSA

Re: Just one more reason to not spawn.

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:29 pm
by TJrandom
This is why I walked from birth...

Re: Just one more reason to not spawn.

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:40 pm
by Gawdzilla Sama
Gord wrote:
Gawdzilla Sama wrote:
Gord wrote:Swathe the little blighters in dust-attacting clothing. That'll get your floors clean.

Or redistribute the gunk around the house more evenly.

Not if the gunk sticks to them!

Make Gunk Stick Again! #MGSA

The studies have shown that layers adhere less efficiently when the depth exceeds 6"/300mm.

Re: Just one more reason to not spawn.

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:31 pm
by Nikki Nyx
TJrandom wrote:This is why I walked from birth...
That's nothing. I drove my mom home from the hospital.

Re: Just one more reason to not spawn.

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:42 pm
by Gawdzilla Sama
Nikki Nyx wrote:
TJrandom wrote:This is why I walked from birth...
That's nothing. I drove my mom home from the hospital.

That's nothing, I drove all my brothers and sisters to our parents wedding.

Re: Just one more reason to not spawn.

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:18 pm
by TJrandom
Gawdzilla Sama wrote:
Nikki Nyx wrote:
TJrandom wrote:This is why I walked from birth...
That's nothing. I drove my mom home from the hospital.

That's nothing, I drove all my brothers and sisters to our parents wedding.


Thats nuthing... I did that for me grands....

Re: Just one more reason to not spawn.

Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:56 am
by scrmbldggs

Re: Just one more reason to not spawn.

Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:43 pm
by Nikki Nyx
:shockd: That kid's got beats! How does he even have the muscle coordination at age 3? Amazing. I love how he kept looking at the orchestra as if to say, "Well, are you guys ready? Do try and keep up."

Re: Just one more reason to not spawn.

Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:33 pm
by scrmbldggs
He seems a quite demanding little bugger, doesn't he. I loved the vid. :-P

Re: Just one more reason to not spawn.

Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:08 pm
by Poodle
Led the orchestra, lagged the orchestra, dropped a stick ... what on Earth are kids coming to these days?

Re: Just one more reason to not spawn.

Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:13 pm
by bobbo_the_Pragmatist
He looks like McCauly Culkin to me.............with the same future.

Re: Just one more reason to not spawn.

Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:03 am
by Gord
Poodle wrote:Led the orchestra, lagged the orchestra, dropped a stick ... what on Earth are kids coming to these days?

I know, right? I'd give him a 2.5 out of 10.