A number of scientific studies confirms that to wear street shoes around the house is a bad idea. The reasons for this are quite simple.
Although some types of bacteria helpful to us if you ever catch a stomach virus – will understand that other types are not.A study conducted by the University of Arizona found more than 400 thousand different bacteria on the shoes. In particular, on the soles of 96% of the shoes was discovered the bacteria gruppierung sticks.
In addition, 27% of the Shoe was discovered the intestinal bacterium together with seven other species of bacteria, including the Bacillus of Friedlander, which can cause urinary tract infections and Serratia Ficaria, which can cause respiratory infections.
"We go to such things as bird droppings, dog waste and germs on the floor in public restrooms is all of the sources of Escherichia coli", says Kelly Reynolds, Ph. D., microbiologist, Professor at the University of Arizona.
Scientists wanted to find out whether bacteria from shoes on a clean floor at home. They found that the degree of transfer of bacteria from shoes on the floor at home ranges from 90% to 99%.
"The total content (96%) of coliform bacteria and Escherichia coli on the outside of the shoes indicates frequent contact with fecal material, which most likely occur in public restrooms or contact with animal feces. Our study also showed that bacteria getting on shoes, can be transported over fairly large distances," commented the study's findings Dr. Charles coat of Arms, a microbiologist, Professor at the University of Arizona.On the floors of public toilets was found about two million bacteria per square inch, while on the surface of the bowl is only about 50/square inch.The study, which was conducted at the University of Houston, showed that 39% of the shoes contaminated with the bacterium C. Diff (Clostridium difficile), which is dangerous for its resistance to several antibiotics.
This bacteria can cause a deterioration of health, including diarrhea.Another threat: Toxins.
Another study conducted by Battelle Memorial Institute, found that the shoes in the house is also easily accessible to the toxins contained in the fertilizer for your lawn.
In addition, according to the study of Baylor University, the people living near paved roads at risk of developing cancer because of the toxins contained in Smolyan coverage. These toxins can also get into the house on the soles of the shoes.
"Think about rain water. Her from the street into the house on your shoes can get gasoline and other chemicals," commented Dr. Reynolds.Solution .
According to a study by the University of Arizona, wash the shoes with detergent reduces the presence of bacteria by 90% or more. In addition, using a disinfectant you should clean floors and carpets.
But in order to avoid all these troubles and keep the house clean, experts suggest, if possible, leave shoes at the door. And never go to her apartment looking for clues! published
P. S. And remember, only by changing their consumption — together we change the world! ©
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