Our Homes Dirtiest Places

Bathroom Handles

This is probably no surprise to you, but bathroom sinks and its faucet handles are a haven for bacteria. When we go to the bathroom, we touch the faucets with our dirty hands. In a NSF study, it was found that 27 percent of faucet handles contain staphylococcus. So if our bathrooms are dirty, just imagine how dirty public bathrooms are. YIKES!

Pet bowl

In recent studies, it was found that pet bowls were the fourth most germ-infested places. It was found that 67 percent of pet bowls have Salmonella bacteria and traces of E. Coli regardless of being dishwasher "clean".

Toothbrush Holder

Now would be a great time to move your toothbrush holder away from your toilet as particles are likely spraying through the air and onto your toothbrush each time you flush. A study found that 64 percent of toothbrush holders contained mould and yeast, with 27 percent containing coliform and 14 percent containing staphylococcus. YUCK! Bathroom Towel

PLEASE WASH YOUR BATHROOM TOWELS! If you wait to wash them more than two days, you're simply not washing them enough. sIn an interview with Time, microbiologist Dr. Gerba explained: "After about two days, if you dry your face on a hand towel, you're probably getting more E. coli on your face than if you stuck your head in a toilet and flushed it." The Kitchen Sink

A recent study found that 45 percent of kitchen sinks contained coliform bacteria and 27 percent containing mould. To prevent coming into contact with these kind of germs, you should disinfect the sink at least twice a week. Coffee Machine Sorry to burst your perfect coffee bubble but these appliance's are germ-ridden. The cup containing coffee grounds, water reservoir, and underneath where the coffee comes out were tested in a study and the results revealed that all types of bacteria, like staphylococcus, streptococcus, bacillus cereus, and E. coli were found.