Dogs Bring Swarm of Bacteria Into Your Home

May 22, 2013 9:37 PM

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Dogs Bring Swarm of Bacteria Into Your Home

Your loyal pooch may be bringing a whole world of bacteria into your home — but don't panic. Research suggests that exposure to a wide variety of microbes may be good for us.

A new study reveals that homes with dogs have greater bacterial diversity than canine-free dwellings. Dog-related diversity is particularly high on television screens and pillowcases, the researchers found.

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