The Dirt on Dirt

December 3, 2007

Here’s a great new book about the history of germs through the ages.  For centuries people thought that submersing oneself in water was dangerous.  Open up all those pours and who knows what could leech out or get in!  A ring around your collar meant the fabric was sucking up all that dirt.  Nevermind the smell–everybody had an aroma.  Just put on more perfume. (You wonder why smoking didn’t catch on any earlier.)
The Dirt on Clean Katherine Ashenbury


Book Reviews

July 24, 2007

Anyone read:

The Germ Freak’s Guide to Outwitting Colds and Flu? (Allison Janse and Charles Gerba)

Using a lighthearted style, Janse and Gerba take the reader on a journey through everyday places where germs lurk and wait to pounce.  With sidebars and anecdotal information, Janse offers tips on how readers can avoid colds and flu.