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Cookie on the carpet. (credit: Dr Dave Hnida)

The Five Second Rule? Make It 30 … Plus

For years, the unofficial “5 second” rules says it’s safe to eat food that’s been dropped on the floor, provided you pick it up before the clock strikes five seconds. Now a new study says the five seconds may be too strict. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida looks at the latest “research.”

03/17/2014

Dr. Dave Hnida (credit: CBS)

Monday Medical Tip: The Five Second Rule

So you’ve got this really tasty treat, and as your raise it to your mouth … it tumbles to the ground. But wait — if you hurry, you can salvage that treat. Or not. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida looks at the research behind the so-called “five-second” rule.

07/29/2013

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