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NSF International: "Top Ten Germiest Places in the Home," "Play Safer Fact Kit: Where Germs Are Lurking."
NSF Scrub Club: "Kitchen Is 'Germiest' Place in the Home, According to Recent Study by NSF International," "NSF Scrub Club Germ Experiment Featured on Good Morning America."
Nemours Foundation: "Infections That Pets Carry," "MRSA," "Why Is Hand Washing So Important?," "What's a Booger?," "What's Wrong With Biting My nails?"
Natural Resources Defense Council: "Pets and Their Poop."
National Foundation for Infectious Diseases: "Power of 10: Get the Dirt on Tetanus."
Clark County Soil and Water Conservation District: "Kids and Conservation."
University of Southern California Health Magazine: "Getting the Dirt on Germs."
Colorado State Extension: "Cleaning and Sanitizing the Kitchen."
American Dietetic Association: "Food Storage."
CDC: "Compendium of Measures to Prevent Disease Associated With Animals in Public Settings, 2005," "Stay Healthy at Animal Exhibits This Summer!," "Head Lice," "Prevention of MRSA Infections in Athletic Facilities," "An Ounce of Prevention Keeps the Germs Away," "Handwashing: Clean Hands Save Lives," "Mold in the Environment."
Alliance for Consumer Education Disease Prevention Program.
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "House Dust and Asthma."
FamilyDoctor.org: "Asthma: Dust Mites in the Home."
Environmental Protection Agency: "An Introduction to Indoor Air Quality."
Fairfax County, Va.: "Eliminate Standing Water."
American School and University: "Healthful Cleaning."
Sandora, T. Pediatrics, June 1, 2008; vol 121(6): pp 1555-1562.
Penn State College of Agricultural Science: "IPM for Head Lice in Schools."
Cowlitz County Health Department: "Head Lice."
Connecticut Department of Public Health: "MRSA Facts for Child Day Care Programs."
Indiana State Department of Health: "Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in Schools."
University of Arizona News: "Germ Survey: Summary of Findings."
Fankem, S. et al. Epidemiology, November 2006; vol 17(6): pp S457.
Aronson, S. Managing Infectious Disease in Child Care and Schools, 2nd Edition, American Academy of Pediatrics, 2009.
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