WHY YOU SHOULD
STOP WEARING SHOES
IN YOUR HOUSE
I love shoes!!!
When I took my family to Toronto, Canada, we went to the Bata shoe museum. It was so interesting to learn the evolution of the shoe.
The shoe is a great window into the history of modern civilization.
Shoes tell a story about the person wearing them and the time during which the shoe was designed and made.
There is something else shoes can tell us:
WHETHER OR NOT WE ARE AT RISK OF HEALTH ISSUES
Without realizing it, as we walk around, we walk in car oil, pesticides, animal waste, cleaners, other toxins and bacteria before walking into our homes.
Most public restrooms floors contain about 2 million bacteria per square inch.
A recent study from University of Houston found that 39% of shoe sole samples were contaminated with the bacteria C. diff (Clostridium difficile), a public health threat that is now resistant to a number of antibiotics.
“Shoes are contaminated from diverse sources and we are regularly contaminating our doorsteps by shoes,” says study author M. Jahangir Alam, Ph. D.
If you have pets or children or you like to exercise on your floor, remember that you walked on that floor with your shoes.
Many cultures around the world request that people leave their shoes at the door to keep harmful GERMS out, and show respect for the home.
At my home there is a pile of shoes at the door.
I haven’t allowed anyone to wear shoes in my home since 1974. People often balk at the house rule. Now, I have the facts to back up my policy!!!!
Please pass this information on to others.