How dirty are your shoes?

This week I added another hat to my already fully covered head! I now have a part time job on top of being a retired (part time-grin) student, and new business owner. So I was happy when a reader, Cheri in Tacoma, WA shared this link with me. http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Consumer/story?id=77409   I will finish the month sharing with you some of the ways people get injured; 1) to help you be aware and stay safe, 2) to show you how likely it is that you will have someone in your circle use walking assistant equipment I listed a few direct quotes form the article below. Read it, you may forever remove the shoes when entering indoors. Knowledge is the key to understanding why we do what we do.

“GMAC test results were “dirtier than a toilet seat”, said Jonathan Sexton, a research assistant at the university of Arizona’s Collage of Public Health. “Toilet seats generally have 1,000 bacteria or less and these are in the millions so there’s a lot more bacteria here.”

“The study also found bacteria live longer on our shoes than in other places. As we walk, we constantly pick up new debris that feeds the growth of more bacteria”

“The easiest way to ensure that you don’t track the germs on your shoe soles into your home is to leave your shoes at the door or carry the to the closet. Then you should was your hands”

 Ann Post author and spokesperson for the Emily Post Institute, helps you with how to ask your guest to remove their shoes. A mention of countries and cultures that forbid shoes indoors is good information to have. In our continually growing diverse society we do not want to offend due to lack of knowledge. Read the article; let me know what you think. I am busy, but…. not to busy to read your comments. Till next week 

Smiles and hugs

 Kicthejourney@gmail.com

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