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The Machine That Is As Dirty As a Public Toilet Seat

It is a machine we use regularly and take for granted as a convenient facility, not much else. But did you know: the ubiquitous ATM machine harbors as many germs as the average public toilet seat. …

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Salmonella in Your Spice Rack?

In the past there have been rampant salmonella outbreaks in lettuce, sprouts, and even peanut butter, but now its time to be wary of a surprising source -- your spice rack. In a recently published st…

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Germiest Places in Your Hotel Room

A preliminary study of contamination found on surfaces in hotel rooms could help improve hotel housekeeping practices and provide a safer environment for travelers. Researchers from the University of …

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Local Food Thrives Amidst Japanese Radiation Fears

For Japanese shoppers, food safety was taken for granted until the Fukushima crisis. Now many have lost faith in government guarantees and fear that radiation could have contaminated their diet. …

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Turning Japanese Food Imports Away

Similar to the reaction in the weeks following the disastrous British Petroleum oil spill in the gulf of Mexico, fear and concern have arisen over the safety of the Japanese food supply after the deva…

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What’s Lurking On Your Purse?

A recent post, I Like It on the Kitchen Table, got me to thinking about my purse and all the places it has been. One thing lead to another and soon I was immersed in a world of germs. The Germs o…

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