Environmental researchers have contributed to the ongoing debate over whether shoes should be removed before entering the home.
Mark Patrick Taylor (EPA chief environmental scientist) and Gabriel Filippelli (executive director of the Environmental Resilience Institute), penned the following. a pieceFor The Conversation, about the danger of outdoor contaminants entering people’s homes through their shoes.
The authors have done extensive research. indoor contaminantsBased on their research findings over a decade, they suggest that it is best for your filth to be left outside the door.
According to scientists, a third contaminant buildup inside homes is caused by outside sources, including the dust and dirt from your shoes and the wind.
They warn that shoes can be contaminated with bacteria and drug-resistant pathogens.
Shoes can also collect asphalt residue and lawn chemicals that may be cancer-causing toxins.
The authors point out that besides the occasional stubbed heel, there aren’t many disadvantages to having a house without shoes. You can also leave your shoes on the entry mat, which could lead to pathogens.
Scientists conclude that leaving shoes at the door is a simple and basic prevention activity. If you cannot go barefoot, it is a good idea to have indoor shoes.
If you are concerned about the possibility of children developing an underdeveloped immune system and allergic reaction from a sterile environment, then the authors recommend that you take your kids to the great outdoors.
Many Asian households have a tradition of keeping a diary. strict shoes-off ruleSlippers can be worn indoors sometimes, but others argue that it is more comfortable to wear slippers. These restrictions should be enforcedGuests can be rude to guests, which can lead to more online debateIn recent months.
The scientists also highlighted a recent piece by the Wall Street JournalThe argument was made that shoes should be worn in the homes of others because E.coli bacteria is already widespread.
The article is funny, but the researchers still respond with reason. They explain that wearing the shoes would certainly increase the risk of residents being exposed high levels of bacteria.
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