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8 Biggest Myths About Germs

We all know that we need to keep ourselves -- and our surroundings -- clean and sanitary to prevent disease. But how much do you really know about germs? Read on for some of the biggest myths about ge…

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11 Worst Germ Hot Spots in Your Home

We all know that bathrooms, and toilets in particular, are serious germ zones, but there are many other places that are equally packed with bacteria and other harmful microbes. Before I share the wors…

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7 Things That Are Germier Than Your Toilet

Here's a household myth: The toilet is the dirtiest place in the house. Not true. Toilets, in fact, have only 50 fecal bacteria per square inch, according to a study by Dr. Chuck Gerba, a microbiol…

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7 DOs & DON’Ts to Combat Kitchen Germs

The kitchen is the heart of the home, the place where your family and guests most love to congregate. Unfortunately, due to its combination of food prep, warm temperatures, and moisture, this room ten…

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3 Personal Items You Should Be Cleaning More Often

Even the most hygiene-conscious people often forget to clean some everyday items. But the truth is, wiping the toilet seat and scrubbing the kitchen counter are simply not enough to protect you from i…

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Are You Really Staying Clear of Germs?

Germs are everywhere, so we do our best to stay free of illness by washing our hands, brushing our teeth and scrubbing the toilet bowl clean. And yet, according to an article in the Huffington Post, "…

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5 (Very Germy) Places You Probably Forget to Clean

We all -- well, most of us, anyway -- try to keep our homes clean. And, in the midst of a particularly nasty flu season, now it's more important than ever to protect ourselves from germs, dust, and an…

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4 Rules for Dirt, Germs and Other Friendly Filth

By Mary Ruebush PhD, Experience Life Hand sanitizer dispensers are everywhere these days — in schools, gyms, and offices of all kinds. Most parents feel compelled to carry a bottle of the stuff o…

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6 Surprising Places Where Germs are Hiding

By Marlo Sollitto, AgingCare.com contributing editor Is something in your house making your elderly parent sick? The places where bacteria, cold and flu viruses and allergens lurk in your home may …

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Could Your Kitchen Pass a Public Health Inspection?

An online survey finds that many home cooks don't follow basic food-safety standards. Here's how you can stay safe. By Emily Main, Rodale.com What you can do Refrigerate food as soon …

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