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Our homes are supposed to be a safe haven where we can relax and recuperate from what we’ve encountered out in the world. Unfortunately, we wind up bringing home the world and all its germs through dirty hands, shoes, clothing, and phones.
Even if your home looks clean, it may still harbor contaminants that could affect your health. Dr. Michael G. Schmidt, professor of microbiology at the Medical University of South Carolina and chair of the American Society of Microbiology’s Council on Microbial Sciences, says that the best way to protect your family is to quite simply to clean your house.
Dr. Schmidt explains that after washing our hands, the next best way to protect your