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Soap and Health

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Soap and Health

Soap and Health

Soap and Health

Only Available in Archive Formats.

NPR's Frank Browning reports that cleanliness can be taken too far, although it's important when controlling disease. America's "germ panic" corresponds directly to the presence of communicable diseases - even if personal hygiene has little to do with the illness. This is the second of two reports on soap and health.