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Shoe Quarantine Box

Keeps bad shoes and people apart
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For those of us lucky to be working in the hospital system, you will know how bad your shoes can get. They can be covered in various awful substances and body fluids as well as drugs such as antibiotics, which can contribute to resistant organisms. Weapons of mass destruction are located just at the end of your legs!

I propose a self contained box, which could be located near your front door for ease of use. Just put your shoes inside and they are kept away from other people! Either just seal them in or enable the 'Steam Clean' function, where they are hygenically steamed and dried, ready for the next day's work. Comes in 8 designer colours.

Also, I didn't know which category to put this in, hence it's here.

penguin_tummy, Oct 22 2009

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       although you would look like an idiot, you could tie plastic bags over your feet.   

       "shoe autoclave"   

       they would be damp afterward though.
CaptainClapper, Oct 22 2009
  

       Radiation sterilization - gamma or X-ray - or ethylene oxide ?
8th of 7, Oct 22 2009
  

       "This is a solution to a problem that shouldn't exist."
Sic semper demi-pistrina.
phoenix, Oct 22 2009
  

       Hmm, radiation sterilised shoes! awesome.   

       Yes, we have shoe covers here in little old Australia, but they are used in operating theatres and infectious areas. People don't generally wear them around all the time, also because only theatres wear scrubs. Everyone else wears a uniform.
penguin_tummy, Oct 22 2009
  

       Unless you enter the hospital, change into clean scrubs, work, then change back and then leave, what is the point of wearing the scrubs? If you wear them from home you are bringing germs in and then taking them home. You might as well wear the free uniform the hospital gives you and claim the shoes on your tax return. Then sterilise them when you get home!
penguin_tummy, Oct 22 2009
  
      
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