10 Germiest Things You Touch Every Day — According to Doctors

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Kitchen sponge

“Contrary to public perception, the germiest place in your house is in the kitchen, not your bathroom,” says Adam Splaver, MD, a cardiologist based in South Florida. “You’re going to love the irony. It’s your sponge — the one you use to clean your kitchen.”

In fact, a study by the Public Health and Safety Organization found coliform bacteria (which could indicate fecal contamination) on more than 75% of kitchen dish sponges, compared to only 9% of bathroom handles.

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