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The uselessness of germaphobia September 20, 2009

Posted by truthspew in Uncategorized.

I’ve run across a few germaphobes in my life. These are people who are serious disinfectant clean frIeaks.

I really hate to burst the bubble, but we are surrounded by bacteria and viruses. They’re in the air we breath, the water we drink, the food we eat and even inside our digestive tract.

That’s right, E. Coli or Escherichia coli lives in our lower gut (Pretty much from the caecum all the way to the sigmoid intestine). It attaches to intestinal mucosa and helps us break down certain sugars. It eats, we eat and everybody is happy.
The bacteria enter our bodies within 40 hours of birth, not only that they’re highly identifiable because of differences in region.

Then there’s the bacteria in the air. Leave a piece of cut fruit out for a few days and watch the bacteria multiply on it.

And then of course there’s the shower head. That’s got more little nasties in it than you’d care to shake a stick at. And lets not even talk about black mold.

So it’s useless to worry about it. Just give in.



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