You Are Covered in Bacteria

Thu 04 June 2009 | -- (permalink)

The LA Times reports on studies that are quantifying and categorizing all the bacteria that live on people. All the time. They're mostly not bad, as it turns out, and you're better off with them than without them.

Here's an LA Times graphic showing where the bacteria like to congregate:


The hygiene hypothesis and Seth Roberts' pro-bacteria drumbeat are looking more prescient all the time.