Some people already have slippers on their doorstep when there are visitors at home. There are those who just do not care about it and take their shoes almost to the bed. A new study reveals the best solution.
There are two types of people when it comes to wearing the shoes that walk the street indoors. One of them does not accept that any kind of footwear between even: everything is at the door. Another simply does not care. But does this concern make any sense, the Guardian asks?
A recent research, conducted by the University of Houston, reveals what it is that your shoes, boots or sandals may be carrying into your home. The study says that 26.4% of the footwear that walks in the street carries clostridium difficile, which can cause various types of infections, especially in the digestive tract.
By 2015, another study claimed that 40% of shoes carry listeria monocytogenes, another bacterium that can cause various health problems. And if you work on a farm in a rural setting, another 2014 study reveals that your shoes are most likely to carry e-coli bacteria home. And, of course, these are not the bugs you’re going to want to stroll through your living room or kitchen.
Although the author of the article in The Guardian states that he will not give in to this pressure and will continue to wear footwear indoors, perhaps he should have a set of slippers waiting at the entrance of the house. Because, although small, there is a high probability that these bacteria circulate around the house and infiltrate into more areas, such as a kitchen counter, for example, or on the bed sheets.