20 May '11, 5am

Kick Off Your Shoes at the Door for a Cleaner Home: Leave dirt, bacteria and toxic residue outside.

On a normal day you might walk on a grungy sidewalk, take your dog to the park, step on an icky piece of gum and maybe visit a public restroom. No matter your daily activities, everyday when you go home, the grime and dirt form these different places come in through the door with you on the bottom of your shoes. This could easily be prevented by initiating a "shoes-off" policy in your home. The soles of your shoes are not only carrying dirt and small rocks, but they are also responsible for bringing in pesticides, lead and other pollutants from lawns, roads and other surfaces that can contaminate your indoor air . According to a study conducted by Rockport shoe company and the University of Arizona, the outside of a regular pair of shoes, after 14 days wear, accommodates a whole host of bacteria, including E. coli . By taking off your shoes at the door regularly, 70% of th...

Full article: http://www.thedailygreen.com/going-green/tips/shoes-off-p...

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  1. 20 May '11, 5pm

    i grew up in the 1970s where we changed from shoes to slippers at the door, now i have my own family we do the same thing. Everyones shoes come off in our porch

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