🍎 Today’s Health Question ~ Can you eat food within five seconds of dropping it on the floor?

Answer: You can eat it, but don’t be surprised if you get sick!

Reason: The amount of time that food sits on the floor doesn’t change the amount of bacteria that sticks to it. If bacteria is present, it will stick to the food instantly. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 12% of food-borne illness is the result of cross-contamination with food from surfaces.


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