Stop Germs At Your Front Door #2

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Stop Germs At Your Front Door #2!   Studies show that kids carry home millions of infectious microbes from school. Luckily, containment is easy!   Pathogenic bacteria, including strains that cause pneumonia and gastroenteritis can be found on 96 percent of shoe soles, according to a study led by Charles Gerba, Ph.D., and environmental microbiologist at the University of Arizona in Tucson. What's more, 90 percent of those germs were transferred to carpet, tile & other floor surface. A "shoes off" policy can substantially reduce germs transfer in the home, says Gerba. Offer a visual reminder by placing a plastic tray ( like a boot tray) just inside the threshold. Once your child is in his/her socks, have them wash up to remove show germs from hands.   First Magazine



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Ronald Borch
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This is a very good point about the shoes, while everyone is talking about washing hands, which of course is also very important.  We have a shoes off policy in our home - makes a big difference.  I can just imagine kids with their shoes on playing and rolling on the living room carpet infected with all that bacteria.

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