Does The 5 Second Rule Really Work?

Does The 5 Second Rule Really Work?

Are you guilty of eating food off the ground using the 5-second rule? Kraemer student Hailey C. isn’t guilty of using the 5-second rule and says “No, I don’t eat off the ground.” If you think 5 seconds is a quick fly-by and nothing will happen to your food, you’re wrong. It takes less than five seconds for 150-8,000 bacteria to cling onto the food that is dropped.

Some types of bacteria are good, but on the ground, it’s mostly bad bacteria. Think about your shoes and what they attract and leave on the floor, although it isn’t just your shoes. According to ‘www.tweentribune.com,’ about 1 in 6 Americans get sick from this. A minimal amount of 10 bacteria is enough to make you sick and get Salmonella (food poisoning).

Next time food slips out of your hand and falls onto the not-so-clean floor, will you think twice about picking up all the bacteria on it and putting it in your mouth…or risk it?