Everyday Items Dirtier Than Your Toilet Seat
Dirtier than a toilet seat:
1. The refrigerator. Your fridge can carry E. coli, salmonella and listeria.
2. Fast food restaurant ice. The ice served at fast food restaurants has been found to be dirtier than toilet water.
3. Your office desk. The average one has about 400 times more bacteria than toilet seats.
4. Restaurant menus. They carry an average of 185,000 bacteria. Yum.
5. Cutting boards. Raw meat carries a high amount of viscera from inside the animal, where fecal bacteria originates.
6. Carpets. Carpets can be 4000 times dirtier than a toilet seat. With all the skin cells shed by humans feeding the bacteria, carpets are a blanket of growth.
7. Shopping carts. A study has found that over half of shopping carts carry fecal matter.
8. Remote control. 50% of TV clickers tested positive for rhinovirus.
9. Reusable shopping bags. Most people do not wash their bags, as a result they carry a lot of bacteria including E. coli and fecal matter.
10. Light switch. Switches can carry up to 122.7 CFU (colony-forming unit).
11. Kitchen sponge. It is a whopping 200,000 times dirtier than the toilet seat.
12. Watchband. Leather is very porous and it absorbs sweat and skin cells that promote bacterial growth.
13. Water bottle. High levels of coliform bacteria have been found in water bottles and the warm, damp and closed space becomes a breeding ground for bacteria.
14. Restaurant lemon and lime wedges. The fruity freshener may just work the opposite way as they have been found to carry fecal matter.
15. Kitchen sink. It may even be dirtier than your entire bathroom!
16. Towels. Skin cells soak in with every use!