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Is wearing shoes in the house an unhealthy practice?

Is wearing shoes in the house an unhealthy practice? Have you ever been asked to remove your shoes before entering someones home? There may be traditions at work here if you had been asked to do this or if you do this yourself.   You may also do it for health reasons. What is on your shoes may be anything from fecal material to bacteria that is on the pavement. If you walk in the house and tracking this throughout it, is it unsafe, unsanitary or does it really matter? The New York Times recently explored this idea with surprising results. Read More »