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    Is It Safe to Walk Barefoot in New York City?

    Posted by ChevScience on June 15, 2011

    The obvious concern is that city sidewalks are dirty. And that’s a valid concern, says Daniel Howell, a biologist at Liberty University in Virginia who has lived mainly shoeless for the past few years. “There’s a lot of soot, so your feet get blacker than if you were in the woods,” explains Howell, who has toured New York barefoot several times. But, he says, a little soot isn’t bad.

    What do you think? Have a good read. I love barefoot walking but there can be real concerns with hepatitis / tetanus


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