We wash our hands, we take showers or baths, we scrub our homes and do everything and anything in our power to stay germ-free. Who really wants to get sick anyways? Avoiding and preventing illness is the best way to avoid getting sick. So if staying clean is the trick, then keeping ourselves and our homes clean is what we shall do!

But disturbing findings from the University of Houston have uncovered that we are walking all over a harmful bacteria. Worse yet, we’re bringing it into our homes.

Harmful bacteria thriving on shoes and doormats

Researchers took samples of doorsteps and shoes and found a whopping 40 percent of doorsteps, and 39 percent of shoes carried a harmful bacteria. The culprit? C. difficile.

Never heard of it? Well C. difficile is responsible for diarrhea and intestinal conditions. And if you think it’s uncommon, think again. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that nearly 500,000 Americans are infected annually. An alarming number indeed, but with this new information from the University of Houston it seems we’re literally walking around with the bacteria.

Read more at http://www.belmarrahealth.com/c-difficile-bacteria-found-on-doorstep/

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