The Worst Things You Touch Everyday

There are so many things you touch all the time that are filled with bacteria. We’re not talking obvious-seeming offenders like your toilet seat, but some things you may not think about. Take note of these things that are dirty that you touch almost daily.

SPONGES AND DISHCLOTHS

The same items you use to wash your dishes are among the filthiest objects you touch daily. Kitchen sponges can have as many as 10 million bacteria per square inch.

SINKS, FAUCETS, AND HANDLES

From the basins to the handles, the places you go to get water can be covered with all kinds of bacteria. Some spots can have salmonella, e-coli in the sinks themselves.

TOOTHBRUSHES AND TOOTHBRUSH HOLDERS

Your toothbrush has more germs than you think. Most of us leave our toothbrushes wet when we’re done which can be a place to breed nasty things that could lead to meningitis.

REFRIGERATOR HANDLES

The handle to your refrigerator door could be playing host to a variety of foul germs, not to mention regular yeast and mold.

CUTTING BOARDS

Cutting boards harbor dangerous bacteria and can have anywhere from 50 to 200 times as much bacteria, from E.coli to Salmonella.

REMOTE CONTROLS

Your remote control is covered with germs, bacteria and mold. Not only the ones in your home but also in hotel rooms.

PHONES

Your phone is caked with countless types of bacteria that could lead to infections.

PURSES

Purses are laden with bacteria and germs lurking everywhere from the handles to the items inside, especially your makeup.

GROCERY CARTS

Researchers say almost all supermarket carts have E. coli because of the frequent food contamination. So start using those wipes most groceries have sitting out by the carts.

KEYBOARDS

Staph, coliform, yeast and mold are some of the things that hang around on your QWERTY keyboard. So keep washing those hands.




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