germaphobia

Kids are gross. They are precious gifts who bring a joy you never knew existed, but they are disgusting. Have you seen children brush their teeth? It basically entails making faces in the mirror while they lick bubble gum-flavored toothpaste off a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle toothbrush.
Science shows that hand-shaking spreads germs more than you probably thought.
Today I had an experience that made me very emotional. It would not seem like a big deal to most, but it was to me. For (what seems like) the 100th time, I left a family party because one or more of the children at the party were sick.
Jason "The Germ Guy" Tetro joins HuffPost Live to discuss why you should always flush the toilet with the lid down.
Jason "The Germ Guy" Tetro joins Dena to talk about the germiest place on the human body.
My germ-phobia started at age 10 when my father contracted hepatitis from some tainted water in my hometown. Because it was a highly communicable disease, my mother had my brother and me on high germ alert. We washed our hands so much, we put Lady Macbeth to shame.