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Disease In Carpets

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A war on ordinary sweepiug should be inaugurated; for, of all dangerous habits, none is worse than that of flinging that combination of everything wnich we cali dost into the air to be breathed. Brooms should be abolished. Hard floors, with rugs to be lif ted and shaken ont of doors, with a complement of work with the scrubbing bruih, will drive out our present system of carpeta and brooms. No one can teil what is or is not in the dust on nis floor. A carpet in the course of six months is permeated with organic waste brought in froni the streets or breathed off or sloughed off from our bodies. These dangers are even worse in city houses, and the soil of a large city cannot beconis otherwise than permeated with danger. A city well cannot