Archive November 2016


Why Your Holiday Shopping May be a Germ Palooza

Every year, the day after Thanksgiving millions of people race to department stores and shopping malls to get the best deals they can find for the holiday season. This Black Friday good deals and holiday gifts may not be the only thing you come home with. With so many people gathering in one place, germs…

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Green Bean Casserole with a Side of Grocery Store Germs

In the next few days you’ll head to the grocery store. You’ll grab ingredients for a green bean casserole, toss a turkey in the cart, stock up on stuffing, collect cranberry sauce… And then you’ll head home, feeling accomplished and 100 percent prepared to impress your in-laws with your charismatic culinary skills.

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Top 4 Germ Havens at the Supermarket

When we go to the grocery store, germs are not typically the first thing on our minds. It’s no secret that supermarket carts are crawling with bacteria and viruses, but carts aren’t the only place you will find germs. Here are 4 of the dirtiest places in your supermarket:

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The #1 Germ Found on Shopping Carts (and how you can protect your family!)

How disgusting is your shopping cart? The cart that carried poorly packaged raw meat? And then was used as a teething tool for your recently-turned-one-year-old? According to the Chicago Tribune, they’re pretty disgusting. This recent article noted that 70 percent of shopping carts in the Chicagoland area had confirmed traces of E. coli — and…

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