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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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    Get schooled on superbugs with Good Germs, Bad Germs with Jessica Snyder Sachs.

    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).

    Details:
    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