7 Surprisingly Dirty Spots in Your House

Bathroom

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.”

1 234 ... 7NEXT
Facebook
Twitter
WhatsApp
Pinterest
Reddit
Delicious
LinkedIn
Facebook
Twitter
WhatsApp

3 thoughts on “7 Surprisingly Dirty Spots in Your House”

  1. Catherine Stamato

    I have a paper towel holder on the bathroom sink. Most guests use them, and I use them to wipe the sink splatters. I only have white hand towels, and I change them often.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

READ NEXT

13 Tips for Cutting Back on Sugar

Added sugars are empty calories. Your body doesn’t need them, and they can pack on the pounds pretty quickly. The average American eats about 22 teaspoons a day. That’s more

10 Vaccine Myths You Should Completely Ignore

Unfortunately, even when a large number of studies have found no evidence to support the argument that vaccines can cause autism and other chronic illnesses, many parents are simply refusing

10 Things Doctors Do to Avoid Cancer

These experts definitely practice what they preach. Here’s how you can make these simple changes to prevent cancer too. “I make sure treats are really treats and not everyday occurrences.”

Alarming Signs You Don’t Get Enough Protein

Cravings Cookbook author Terry Hope Romero told Reader’s Digest that she knew she needed to incorporate more protein into her diet when she noticed that she never quite felt satisfied

6 Vitamins You Really Need As You Age

Vitamins allow your body to grow and develop. They also play important roles in bodily functions such as metabolism, immunity and digestion. There are 13 essential vitamins, including vitamins A,

5 Unexpected Benefits of Drinking Hot Water

Recent research revealed that drinking hot water on an empty stomach provides numerous health benefits. Lemon-infused water, for example, reduces free radicals and helps different organs function properly. Studies say

6 Effective Home Remedies for Heartburn

You can do a lot when it comes to heartburn at home. This annoying burning sensation affects more than 60 million Americans at least once a month. Home remedies are

Scroll to Top