Sunday, January 31, 2016

UviCube: 66 Million Reasons to Take Your Shoes Off

UviCube: 66 Million Reasons to Take Your Shoes Off

"Those considering replacing the carpet with tile or hardwood in order to reduce babies’ exposure to these shoe germs may have good intentions, but intentions will not stop the bacteria. The same study reported that 90% of shoe microorganisms are transferable to tile and hardwood, so removing the carpet will not remove the germs.

Removing shoes is one very effective way to reduce babies’ exposure to the germs found in and on the carpet. Many suggest that keeping a pair of slippers at the door will help jog the memory to take the shoes off. Remembering to carry the shoes to the closet immediately after removing them is also helpful in containing the germs to one central location. Parents are urged to wash their hands after handling their shoes as well."

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