How to deal with drug-resistant E Coli? June 7, 2011August 19, 2015gant_admin Escherichia coli (E coli) is one of the most common bacteria in the world and is one that we know most about. The discovery of penicillin in 1928 by Fleming drastically reduced deaths caused by bacterial infections and was then a major breakthrough in the world of science and biochemistry. Drug-resistant bacteria pose a real threat to us in the way that it is possible that one day there will be no bacteria susceptible to anti-biotics and we would effectively revert to the days prior to the discovery of penicillin. This potential outcome is worrisome to many scientists. I have outlined here a number of more natural methods of killing bacteria that have used in the past that remain effective on drug-resistant bacteria. Ozone Ozone is tri-atomic oxygen and is extremely unstable; however it is also a very potent bacteriacide. It is often used on an industrial scale to kill bacteria and fungi but more and more it’s finding its way in the household. Ozonators can easily be purchased online and can help to kill all germs in water and the great advantage of using ozone is that the ozone degrades into Oxygen and does not leave any unwanted chemicals in the water. Ozonated water can also be used to wash vegetables which has the effect of killing germs in the vegetables. Ozonated water will retain its anti-microbial properties for about 20 minutes at room temperature before the ozone dis-integrates to become oxygen. You can do a simple Google search to find a home-use ozonator. Silver Silver has always been known to have anti-microbial properties and in the past some people put a silver coin in a water jar to keep the water dis-infected. Silver compounds are also used in wound dressing to reduce the chances of wounds becoming septic. Its use as an antiseptic dates back many centuries and was suspected to have been adopted independently by different civilisations in history. Silver Ions and Colloidal silver have been shown to exhibit anti-microbial efficacy.