Reasons why you should take off your shoes at the door - Watch

A 'no-shoes' policy in the house can definitely give you lots of benefits.

Updated: Feb 08, 2016, 21:34 PM IST

Zee Media Bureau

Do you remove your shoes upon entering your home or someone's house? If not, start doing it. Not just you, but encourage family, friends and even guests to remove shoes upon arrival.

While many people practice the habbit of removing shoes in the house for hygiene purposes, others take great offense being asked to take off shoes.

A research conducted by the University of Arizona revealed a shocking truth. It found that 96 percent of shoe bottoms pick up approximately 421,000 different strains of bacteria, including Escherichia coli, also known as E coli, which can give you intestinal infections, diarrhea and in rare cases, meningitis; Klebsiella pneumoniae, which can cause urinary tract infections; and Serratia ficaria, which can cause respiratory infections.

The video describes the risks involved with bacterias picked up on shoes and explains why one shouldn't put on shoes inside the house:

Video courtesy: David Benjamin/YouTube

A 'no-shoes' policy in the house can definitely give you lots of benefits. It can also help you avoid getting infections resulting from many types of harmful bacteria which are latched onto the soles of shoes. It is said that taking off shoes also reduce your home toxins by 60%.