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Dr. Nabaran Ghosh says children especially have to be around germs so they will build up an immunity to them Dr. Nabaran Ghosh says children especially have to be around germs so they will build up an immunity to them

Whether they are at school, day care, or at home... ids are consistently spreading germs.

Markers, cribs, and toys... Things your child has and has played with.. But do you really know what's on their surfaces?

It's what we are tackling tonight on Germ Thursday.

Starting off a stuffed animal. Cynthia Pratt lead us through the findings-We only found one colony, and its a negative staph.

While this toy was clean we found this mold and bacteria growing on building blocks.

This is from the rail of a crib, the small amount, the translucent colonies, alpha strep throat. It's in the same family of the germ that causes strep throat, but it is not pathogenic.

We also found this mold on the crib.

This is from markers, we found a couple of negative staph. And a micro coccus which is related.

This is from a motorized baby swing, this is from the tray and toys, this is also Negative Staph... Which is the white colony

These next pictures are from the surface where we found the most bacteria and mold growing, a changing table.

What we have on here, these two colonies of Bacilli species.

We did find several bacteria that are in the same family of disease that cause strep throat and staph infectoins, but we carry them around with us everyday and most of the time they are harmless.

Dr. Nabaran Ghosh says, "If you have a little bit which is everywhere it is not a problem."

Dr. Ghosh says children especially have to be around germs so they will build up an immunity to them. If you only have a clean and germ free surface, your kids will up having more allergies and be sick more often since they didn't experience those germs early in life.

Next week on germ thursday... Your steering wheel, cell phone, and everyday products... What are you really touching.

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