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If you wear your shoes inside, there's fecal matter living in your carpet as you're reading this.

Yep, there's poop in your house right now.

According to a recent study from the University of Arizona, if you're wearing your shoes around the house, you're inviting a whole lot of the outside in. The study looked at bacteria found on the bottom of shoes, and the results were unsettling to say the least. Along with both human and animal poop, the study found urine, pesticides, chemicals, dirt, and even E. Coli on the bottom of shoes. And while hardwood floors are easier to clean, bacteria and even mold can survive longer in carpet and build up over time.

If you're like me, you have a kid that's on the floor 95% of the time. That's where they play with toys and crawl around all day long. And if you know anything about kids, you know toys and hands are in their mouth. All. The. Time. 


If you think about it, try to remember all the places you've been today. The grocery, public restrooms, and probably several other places crawling with poop germs. So, it might be a good idea to start taking your shoes off at the door.


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