A growing body of evidence suggests that
Many mothers will
Seepage is also a major problem. Leakage is a major source of cross-contamination. Handling soiled objects without properly decontaminating after each exposure can lead to multiple acts of cross-contamination during which repeated exposure to pathogens can occur and result in transmission of numerous, nasty disease-causing microorganisms. The same goes for any contact with a soiled surface. Soiling (and cross-contamination danger) can be present even if contamination is not visually apparent. Hence, seats on buses, trains, airplanes and grocery carts can be efficient storage and transfer points for these pathogens.
Here's to hoping that the public health authorities take note of this very real public health hazard. Caregivers need to be
Eric Dixon is a New York lawyer, strategic analyst and political consultant. Mr. Dixon has a manic obsession with cleanliness and aspires to become the first Commissioner of the yet-to-be-formed Department of Public Hygiene under future Mayor Stephanie Germanotta.