Girls are Yucky!

Ha! Sorry ladies. You’re ickier than guys. According to a new report women have MORE germs on their hands than men; the Associated Press explains.

And they say I’m a filthy pig! Other germy surfaces include yoga mats and shopping carts. Good a healthy diet offers great defense against creepy-crawlies.

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Foodaroo - November 10, 2008 11:05 AM

The report does not say if these women ever washed their hands. And if so, what was the duration between the washing and the test done?

Bacteria and viruses are everywhere. Purses, nails, diapers, airplane meal trays, door knobs, water fountains, money, gym equipment, etc. also harbor alot of germs. But that doesn't mean good hygiene isn't important. There are a few viruses out there, such as the community MRSA that can live on clothing and towels for days! And this virus can do some serious skin tissue damage that can put one in a hospital.

Foodaroo - November 10, 2008 11:16 AM

Correction - I meant bacteria. Community MRSA is a bacteria, not a virus.

Julie - November 10, 2008 4:32 PM

Women germier than men? Of course we are!!! This helps explain why we have better immune systems and live longer overall. The germier the better. Bacteria prevent opportunistic pathogens, like MRSA, from getting a chance to populate on the skin. These beneficial bacteria are also passed on to our children…better for their immune systems too!!

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