Why do scientists want you should take your shoes off
Now, science is backing up this hygienic practice and revealing that what you pick up on your shoes is not just a few germs and dirt
but rather nasty customers who should never be allowed into your home!
This is particularly important when you have toddlers rolling around the floor.
Researchers at the University of Houston found that about 40% of shoes were carrying the nasty “C.diff” bacterium, which stands for Clostridium difficile.
These spores are not at all easy to treat.
The study found that this C.diff was not only on shoe soles (about 40% of the total examined),
but also spread around other household areas such as toilets, tops and surfaces, and wherever floor dust was found.
The problem with treating an infection caused by C.diff is that it is resistant to most antibiotics.
This can cause the bacterium to proliferate and make recovery very difficult for the patient.
The linings in the intestines are attacked, resulting in colitis. Many people in hospitals pick up the C.diff infection and it is becoming more difficult to treat.
Now, you don’t want this bacteria as a guest in your home, do you? Off with the shoes and on with the slippers.
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