After Reading This, You’ll Stop Wearing Shoes Indoors IMMEDIATELY!
(MAGANews.Org) – Taking your shoes off before entering a home is something many cultures practice. While it may seem odd to some, it’s one of the most hygienic things you can do – especially considering all the unsanitary places your shoes have been.
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I want you to think of the last time you were in a public restroom. Now, I want you to imagine how dirty a public toilet can get. All of that muck and germs are what you’re bringing into your home when you don’t take your shoes off.
Another example many don’t think of is walking on the sidewalk or grass. You have to consider you may be walking on pet waste, animal droppings, and even people’s spit.
And that’s not all your shoes are dragging…
Here Are Some Examples Of Harmful Bacteria Found On Your Shoes
Escherichia coli – Also known as E. coli, this bacteria is extremely common outside of shoes. It can come from being in places like restroom floors and outdoors. E. coli can cause infections like urinary tract infections, intestinal infections, respiratory infections, and pneumonia.
E. coli should be a concern for families who have an infant or toddler in the home. Most roll around on the floor and put everything in their mouth. So walking around with dirty shoes in the house isn’t exactly the most sanitary thing.
Clostridium difficile – Also known as C. diff, is a bacteria that causes diarrhea, colon inflammation, and more severe health issues.
Historically, C. diff is known to be a hospital-associated infection. Recent studies found that 26% of deadly C. diff was found in healthcare and non-healthcare locations when tested.
Also, research shows that 45% of those C. diff strains are on shoe soles. According to reports, C. diff causes around 15,000 deaths and nearly 500,000 infections yearly.
It’s Time To Make Some House Rules
Here are some helpful tips for keeping nasty germs out of your home:
- Make it a practice to have everyone (including visitors) remove their shoes outside before entering the home.
- Create a designated place to keep shoes, especially in the house.
- Keep a pair of “indoor only” shoes in the home if you’re not comfortable walking around barefoot.
Wearing shoes is necessary to protect our feet, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t protect our homes from harmful germs and bacteria.
Adding a few safety precautions and sanitary habits can help keep the home safer from bacteria, viruses, and illness. Remember, a healthy home is a happy home!
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