Ahhh... it's a marketing ploy. If 99% of our germs were killed, we'd be soon to follow. Germs are good!, but the marketing industry would love you to believe that you have to be totally germ free to live more than a week!
Dunno how old you are, but back when I was growing up there was nothing except maybe Lysol that claimed to clean up the germs, and that was 'expensive', so most of my friends and my household didn't buy it. We lived.
Looking around today, there are bleach wipes, butt wipes, allergies and contagins that affect all the kids.... Ummm... maybe there is a correlation? Kill all the germs and we get no immunity from them?
I'm sure if you ask any grandparents today, they'll say they have to keep the kids from germs,,,, but the methods are artificial,,, the grandparents are still around today without all the "products". What's up with that?
There's a country radio song out now that says something about a 'different world'... we drank from the garden hose, we had moms that drank and smoked, we had cribs with lead based paint, we didn't ride our bikes with helmets... all that stuff,,,, and we survived. Don't know the exact words, but that's the gist of it.
· 1 decade ago