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Most bacteria will grow in dark, moist, warm areas with a neutral PH balance (ph7, water, sweat, most foods) and a source of food for the bacteria, such as sugars, and protein. All bacteria need to grow in conditions such as this is time. (And not very long, either. 4 hours on average) Sadly, the Human body is one of the most optimal places for bacterial growth. We have many nooks and crannies where sweat can gather in a dark place (such as under our clothing) and sit for long enough for bacteria to grow. This is why it's very important to keep clean.

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