The research shows carpet has very low transfer rates of bacteria to food compared with tiles and stainless steel.

The five-second rule: why you can’t always use it for food dropped on floor

Watermelon that slips through your fingers shouldn’t be eaten, but spilt gummi bears fare a little better in new research on how quickly bacteria latch on to food that lands on the floor

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The research shows carpet has very low transfer rates of bacteria to food compared with tiles and stainless steel.
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