The Toilet Is Cleaner Than You Think

Other things you use that are nasty and germy

January 28, 2019

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If you think your toilet is the filthiest place in your home, think again. There are many places where germs and bacteria lurks. Here is the list.

A kitchen sponge is nasty! The sponges in your kitchen can contain about 10 million bacteria per square inch. That is 200,000 times more germ-covered than a toilet seat, according to microbiology professor Chuck Gerba, PhD. You’re not even safe with dishcloths, which are 20,000 times dirtier.

Your phone is a germ carrier. According to the University of Arizona found it’s covered with 10 times more bacteria than a toilet seat.

The remote control for your TV, bacteria city! Especially in hotel rooms, yuck. They rarely clean them after people check out.

Your computer keyboard can harbor germs. According to CBT Nuggets, computer keyboards are packed with icky things. They contain 3.5 million colony-forming units (CFU) of bacteria per square inch.

BTW, research has found toilet seats contain about 50 bacteria per square inch.

Check out the complete list. Your pet's bowls, kitchen sink, your toothbrush and more at:https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/places-home-dirtier-toilet-190618068.html