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    Quote Originally Posted by beebs View Post
    This thread is interesting, espcially the people saying they "hate germs", we need germs to survive, there are good germs and bad germs and when you kill them, you kill them all. Some very interesting research is going on that talks about what exactly happens when you kill good germs, pretty scary stuff actually.

    Here is one thing they have found -
    One example: The bacterium Helicobacter pylori causes ulcers and has been linked to stomach cancers. Although it was once in almost everyone’s gut, it is now found in just 6 percent of U.S. children, Science magazine reported in 2011, probably due to the widespread use of antibiotics and anti-microbials. That should mean fewer ulcers, but there’s a dark lining to that silver cloud: H. pylori may ward off asthma. Scientists led by Dr. Martin Blaser of New York University Langone Medical Center found that those without H. pylori are more likely to have had childhood asthma than those with it. Coincidence? In 2011 scientists in Switzerland infected half of a colony of mice with the bacteria and left the other half germ-free. They showered all the mice with dust mites and other allergens. Mice with H. pylori were fine; those without suffered airway inflammation, the hallmark of asthma.

    Exactly how H. pylori might ward off asthma is still a mystery, but researchers have made progress understanding the link between our microbiota and other diseases.
    I think I'm relatively "normal" in regards to germs.. I'm not a germaphobe but wouldn't let my DD lick the change table in a public mothers room, either!

    The amout of times (100's +) her dummy has dropped onto the ground and I've wiped it off or popped it into my mouth before giving it back to her.... well she's never had a single sniffle yet.

    I think it's just common sense.

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    Lol at the hovering over toilet seats, WTH it's ya bum, it's already got germs

    I think good handwashing and food hygiene practices are important but I don't have any hangups or ocd behaviours, however there is no way in hell my handbag will ever touch a bathroom floor, I hate it when there are no hooks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hootenanny View Post
    Lol at the hovering over toilet seats, WTH it's ya bum, it's already got germs
    it's MY bum germs though

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    I am so not a germaphobe... everyday germs are no concern to me at all.

    Public toilets, door handles, money, etc. Meh. So far I've only ever been in hospital for things that have nothing to do with germs (being born, having a baby, having my gallbladder out and having a large amount of my stomach removed). I've never even had the flu. Colds, sure, but never a flu.

    I'm not going to risk unsafe sex with a stranger or anything like that, but I've so far not caught anything major from my lack of germophobia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by delirium View Post
    it's MY bum germs though
    SO true.

    Goodness knows what nasty things live on toilets.

    As for other germs, I hate them yes and avoid by hand hashing and cleaning/disinfecting but you can't avoid all the germs in the air and every little thing you touch.

    You can't avoid them all (and yes good for immunity) but you can minimise contact with them too. Who wants to get sick all the time :-/
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    I nearly had a moment to do with the first post lol. Was in officeworks with my son doing some photocopying and I smelt my son. Thought what do I do??? I couldn't go home cause was due at a friend's house shortly after. So I think so I change him on the boot of the car??? He is 2 5yrs old and over 90cms... then I thought no ill ask a staff member if i can use a disabled toilet. ..cause usually they have change tables in them. There was a customer toilet but no change table!!! So I sat on the floor of the toilet and changef him lol. Not much puts me off but I felt pretty crap doing that. Was pretty ewww. But couldn't let him sit in it.

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    Lol. What happened to me reminded me of it. Today also driving along a main rd saw a boy...looked to be about 8 standing with his pants down fully urinating on the nature strip. It looked like it was in front of his house cause his mum was there st their car with doors and boot open. She wasn't even trying to shield him at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ProudMumma34 View Post
    Lol. What happened to me reminded me of it. Today also driving along a main rd saw a boy...looked to be about 8 standing with his pants down fully urinating on the nature strip. It looked like it was in front of his house cause his mum was there st their car with doors and boot open. She wasn't even trying to shield him at all.
    There are very few scenarios in my mind where it is acceptable for an 8 year old to flop it out like that.


 

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