Can This Make You Sick?

Some of us don’t mind savoring a cookie that just fell on the floor, as long as we pick it up within five seconds. But ever wonder how contaminated these foods are after their brief encounter with these surfaces? It’s not just acting on the five-second rule that may pose harm to our health. Does double dipping and eating cake batter also make us more prone to spreading germs and getting sick? Scientists have studied each practice, and concluded what we know but downplay: Bacteria does transfer from germy surfaces, like our mouths and the ground, to foods that come in contact with them.Read more