In the United States and other developed countries that have modern sewage systems, the chances of getting a hookworm infection from walking barefoot are practically zero.
According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control), hookworm infection can be prevented by:
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I almost never have any issues or confrontations about my bare feet within the community that I live. But a few years ago, a rare exception to this did occur at a local restaurant.
I wrote a letter to the editor of my local newspaper
I was so surprised and taken aback by the treatment I received Continue reading “Health codes don’t ban bare feet for customers”
It may seem counterintuitive, but all factors considered, bare feet are actually safer than shoes when riding an escalator.
Signs banning bare feet don’t make logical sense
So, why do signs that list various safety warnings on most escalators in the U.S. include “No Bare Feet”? It’s out of a misplaced fear of liability, based Continue reading “Barefoot on escalators is safer than shoes”