Our soaps are antibacterial. Our household cleaners promise to kill 99.9% of germs. Microbes are bad, plain and simple. But at the same time, some scientists also tell us that being too clean is also wrong, because it might help cause asthma and allergies.
Subsequently, one may also ask, what Is dirt good for?
The habit of eating clay, mud or dirt is known as geophagy. Some experts lump it into the same category as pica, which is the abnormal urge to eat coins, paint, soap or other non-food items. Cultures worldwide have practiced geophagy for centuries, from the ancient Greeks to Native Americans.
Are germs good for you?
Germs are found all over the world, in all kinds of places. The four major types of germs are: bacteria, viruses, fungi, and protozoa. But not all bacteria are bad. Some bacteria are good for our bodies — they help keep things in balance.