The Top 10 Misconceptions About Germs And Hygiene

The thought of germs can be a TERRIFYING thing, but it’s important to know the truth about the germ-covered world around you.

The Top 10 Misconceptions About Germs And Hygiene

This video clears up some highly circulated myths about things like germs, soap, and toilet seats.

The Top 10 Misconceptions About Germs And HygieneIn a recent episode of the Mental Floss series Misconceptions, host ElliotMorgan cleans up a series of common misconceptions about germs and hygiene. We all know the five second rule, right?

Nope? Well, let me reiterate!

The Top 10 Misconceptions About Germs And Hygiene

In folklore, the five-second rule states that when a food dropped on the ground, it will not be significantly contaminated with bacteria if it is picked up within five seconds of being dropped.

The Top 10 Misconceptions About Germs And HygieneYeah, just like that! However, these all depends on the surface and the location,your food hit —you’ll learn that germs get on your food almost instantly.

You’ll also learn that urine won’t disinfect any cuts or stings (it’s not even completely sterile), toilet seats aren’t nearly as dirty as you might think, and that most soaps don’t actually kill bacteria (they just remove them from your hands).

Morgan shares a 2013 study by Michigan State University that says, ten percent (10%) of people don’t wash their hands at all after using a public restroom, and also shares the more frightening fact that even more people are washing their hands incorrectly. 

Thus, everyone should wash their hands PROPERLY!

Watch  The Top 10 Misconceptions about germs and hygiene in the video below:

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