I'm not the neatest person, but I would like to think that I am pretty clean. At least I like having things around me to be clean even though I don't like cleaning. I don't think I'm overly obsessive about sterilizing scrubbing everything down, but I do like to keep things hygienic especially when it comes to food.
I do know of people though who are just obsessive about cleanliness. When they say you can eat of their floor, your really can! If they could, they would presoak chicken in chlorox to make sure they don't get salmonella. Do you know people like that? How's their health? Are they healthy and free of infections?
The thing that I've noticed is, these very people who are obsessive about being germ free are the very ones who are complaining of allergies, chronic stomach problems and recurring colds. What's up with that?
Well, this discussion on the hygiene hypothesis may provide some answers. They asked the question "Are we scrubbing away our immune system and giving ourselves allergies?". I believe that, to some extent, we are. Visit Squidoo to see what others are saying about the topic of being too clean.