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Your Health: Is It Gross Or Harmless?

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Fox's Mac King hit the streets of New York to find out what people think are gross.

Responses ranged from dirty water glasses at restaurants to people digging in their nose!

All of these things obviously gross us out, but they may not greatly increase our chances of actually getting sick. Eating bugs you find in your food for example is actually not bad for you at all.

Dr. Len Horovitz says, "A bug in your food's probably additional protein."

When discussing germs, Doctor Len Horovitz preaches one prevention tip above all others.

Dr. Len Horovitz: "It's important you wash your hands before you touch your body, or your face, or somebody else."

The show "Myth Busters" found double-dipping chips also posed very little health-risk to the group of dippers.

One person doesn't agree, "If you're by yourself, it's alright. But when other people around, that's a little nasty."

While another says it is completely ok, "Actually doesn't gross me out."

Dr. Horovitz "It's probably not as gross in terms of germs as it would be for the hostess who prepared the food."

Even the Ecoli climbing all over the seats in public restrooms can only enter your body through mucus -membrane bringing us back to the doctor's original point.

"Just remember: It's not just hand-washing alone that'll save you. It's doing that before you touch your body, your face or somebody else," says Dr. Horovitz.

While we 'ew' and 'nah' over gross things that largely don't harm us, acts we feel fine about actually make us sick.

"Kissing somebody on the cheek at a party may seem like a very nice thing to do, but you're sucking the germs right off their face," says Dr. Horovitz

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