The Five-second Rule and Other Myths About Germs

The Five-second Rule and Other Myths About Germs

What Everyone Should Know About Bacteria, Viruses, Mold, and Mildew

Book - 2007
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Baker & Taylor
An accessible resource on bacteria, viruses, mold, and other germ sources challenges popular misconceptions from the "five-second rule" and household cleaners to food-preparation practices and anthrax scares, offering counsel on healthy living and effective sanitation practices. Original.

Perseus Publishing
For the closet germaphobe in all of us, a fun, easy-to-understand resource for everything you ever wanted to know about bacteria, viruses, algae, yeasts, mold, and mildew but were afraid to ask

They’re everywhere! In water, food, air, and soil. On the kitchen counter and in the bathroom. On our skin, in our intestines, and even swimming in our mouths! They affect us every second of our lives, but most microbes are terribly misunderstood. The Five-Second Rule and Other Myths about Germs does away with the notion that you need a doctorate to understand the microscopic world. Dr. Anne Maczulak addresses all the questions we have about microbes in a fun and informative way. Loaded with myth-busting sidebars, health and sanitation tips, and illustrations of our invisible friends and enemies, this is the one how-to reference every person needs to live a healthy life in our microbial world.While giving readers a primer on the science of microbes, Dr. Maczulak explains: Whether or not the ?five-Second Rule” really applies when you drop food on the floor The bacterial dangers lurking in the workplace and at home, even in your laundry Surprising facts about household cleaning products What cautions we should take during food preparation What we should do about anthrax Why it may be safer to eat your sandwich in the bathroom than in the kitchen Loaded with informational sidebars and more than 30 illustrations. Includes 25 frequently asked questions about microbes.

& Taylor

Challenges popular misconceptions about bacteria, viruses, mold, and other germ sources, discussing the "five-second rule" and household cleaners to food-preparation practices and anthrax scares and offering advice effective sanitation practices.

Publisher: New York : Thunder's Mouth Press, c2007
Description: viii, 296 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
ISBN: 9781560259503
Branch Call Number: 616.9041 Mac


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