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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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Are Airplanes Really Full of Germs?

Q: Is the air in an airplane really full of germs? A: If you don’t know this by now, you should. Germs are everywhere, and if you get a bunch of people in a small space for a prolonged period of ti…

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Are Public Restrooms Dangerous?

Q: How concerned should I be about getting diseases from using public restrooms? A: Germs are EVERYWHERE, but you shouldn’t let that fact make you paranoid. (In fact one study showed that there wer…

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Battle the Top 10 Germ Hot Spots

If we could take a tour of our homes wearing germ-vision goggles, we might be reluctant to re-enter after running out the door screaming as if we'd just escaped from the world's creepiest haunted …

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Eating Dirt, Embracing Germs

When my kids were toddlers, one of my old-time Brooklyn neighbors said that we all need to eat a pound of dirt during our lives, which sounded somehow right to me. After all, I was an avid grubber in …

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Shopping Cart Germs

Q: The Whole Foods where I shop provides wipes next to the shopping carts to clean off any bacteria. Is this a good idea? A: Wiping down any surface that comes into contact with many sets of hands …

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Sponges and Scrubbing Pads: Your Secret Weapon for Disinfecting

You'll be a bit horrified to read here in an excerpt from 4 Weeks to Maximum Immunity about the pathogens found on sponges and scrubbing pads. Who knew they could be so contaminated? Although I don't …

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Commuting With Germs

We are surrounded by germs. Aston University in Britain reminds us of this point in a recent report that concluded the interior of your car is a playground for germs. The report found that a typical…

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Keeping Kids From Getting Sick

Q: Now that my kids are back in school, what's the best way to protect them from all the colds and flus they will inevitably be exposed to in the classroom? A: The best answer to this question real…

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Top 10 Whys and Ways to Use Soap in the Home

Older friends of mine still wax poetic over Ivory Snow Soap Flakes, about how well they cleaned everything from spots to upholstery fabric. There is something wonderfully simple and inexpensive in ret…

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