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The Germs on Your Hands…and Your Home’s Surfaces

The Germs on Your Hands…and Your Home’s Surfaces

As reported by The Today Show, a mom posted a picture of her child’s handprint online, and the seemingly innocuous idea created quite a stir. It wasn’t just any handprint; the mom, who is also a microbiology lab tech, actually took a culture of her child’s hand in a petri dish after he’d been outside playing. The result was a tangible – if not disturbing – reminder of the germs that are likely to be on our hands at any given…

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Sticking Power: Scientists Discover E.coli Can Actually Lurk On Surfaces For Days

Sticking Power: Scientists Discover E.coli Can Actually Lurk On Surfaces For Days

Most of us don’t want to think too much about what all we could be exposed to on a daily basis, especially when it comes to the super-scary contaminant king E.coli. But it’s everywhere – on transportation, at schools, and even in the sanctuary of our own (seemingly clean) home. In truly disturbing news, two researchers recently discovered that certain pathogens – of which E.coli is one – can linger on airplane surfaces for days.[1] Considering the number of people…

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