The 5-Second Rule: Hurry pick it up and eat it – it will be okay!
Researchers have finally proved that it is not safe to eat food that fell on the floor, in fact according to the Society of Microbiology’s Journal and Donald Schaffner, PHD, the widely accepted notion of quickly scooping up your food off the floor is not safe. It takes less than 1 second for bacteria to transfer to your food, and often times less given the condition of the floor.
The “pop culture” rule just isn’t true. This practice is so widespread, that putting a little solid science to the test proved it wrong.
-Dr. Bernard, Spine Pro Chiropractic