Today: The Super-Scary Truth on Super-Germs

A scientist gives us the straight dope on why our obsession with eradicating germs is bad news for everyone at 92Y Tribeca

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If at first the idea of scientists discussing bacteria over lunch doesn't exactly grab you, we might suggest picking up a newspaper. Then head down to 92Y Tribeca, where science writer Jessica Snyder Sachs will tell you all about how germs work -- and why our medical and hygiene habits are only encouraging them -- as part of "Good Germs, Bad Germs."

Nutshell: our obsession with stamping out bacteria (Harsh soaps! Purell! Antibiotics!) has led to a culture that breeds super-germs and -viruses like fungus. So what's the answer? Just not wash? All this and more will be explored in vivid, summer blockbuster-style detail, by the woman who wrote the book (literally -- it's on Amazon here).

Good Germs, Bad Germs with Jessica Snyder Sachs
Wednesday 5/20, 12PM
92YTribeca, 200 Hudson Street at Canal Street
(212) 601-1000
More Info and Tickets: Website

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