Which part of the bathroom contains the most bacteria? The toilet? Wrong. In fact, toilets are probably the cleanest part of the entire average house because everyone is scared of getting germs from that area.
So where are the bacteria hiding? On your hand towel. Yes, that’s right. “What happens is, people wash their hands after they go to the toilet. There’s always some bacteria left on their hands, which they wipe on the towel. And the towel stays damp,” Gerba (hygiene expert) explains. “You’d get more fecal bacteria on your face if you wiped your face in a hand towel than if you stuck your face in the toilet.”