Toilet Not The "Dirtiest" in the House

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The toilet was not only one of the dirtiest places in your home. The study mentions a number of locations in the house is not clean, and some we do not expect before. What are they?

Toilet Not The "Dirtiest" in the House

The toilet was not only one of the dirtiest places in your home. The study mentions a number of locations in the house is not clean, and some we do not expect before. What are they?

Professor of microbiology from the University of Arizona, Dr. Chuck Gerba, examine how the spread of disease in your neighborhood. The study includes household appliances and determine how many batteries were developed there. He particularly examines the problem of bacteria such as E.coli and Staphylococcus aureus.

In his study he found Bahra average bacteria found on the toilet seat to reach 50 per square inch.

"This is the cleanest thing you see can be related to micro-organisms," he said.

But he added bacterial cleanser for the toilet seat is widely available.

According to Gerba, it seems we should be more concerned with other household appliances.

"Usually there are about 200 more bacteria on a cutting board or mat for cutting compared to a toilet seat," he said.

In the kitchen, the bacteria did not come from feces, but through a piece of meat or the offal of animals, a lot of bacteria.

"But you should treat you like a cutting board on the toilet seat," he said.

People more worried about the spread of bacteria through the toilet so often to clean it regularly, but often escape the chopping block to be cleaned. In addition to cutting boards, appliances that contain a lot of bacteria in our homes is the kitchen sponge or cloth.

According to Gerba, the sponge contains 10 million bacteria per square inch, and the millions of bacteria in the cloth to wash the dishes. In other words, a kitchen sponge turned out 200,000 thousand dirtier than toilet seats, and cloth to wash up 20,000 more dirty than your toilet seat.

Shopping bag

Gerba's study, also supported by a number of people in the world.

"Spon kitchen so far has always been the most dirty," said John Oxford, professor of Virology at the University of London and a leader in theHygiene Council-an international body that compare the standard of health sciences throughout the world.

In a recent study who took the sample of homes in nine different countries, found that 21% of the cleaning cloth would have a high level of contamination.

Lap can also contain E. coli bacteria.

The study also identified the bacteria from one house to another, and vary from country to another.

Saudi Arabia has the dirtiest fridge, the freezer study 95% failed the test bacterium E.coli. And in South Africa, dirtiest part is the bathroom, with two-thirds had E. coli levels exceed the 40% limit and mushrooms.

Meanwhile, the level of hygiene in Australia and Canada is better than other countries.

"We found that countries such as Australia and Canada, especially the highest on the list of health .... the country ranks below such as India and Malaysia."

What about your house? Gerba said that in addition to the home, the office can be a dirty place.

"Many people do not realize they will be exposed to dirt when the phone call, because it was never cleaned up." Average desktop has 400 times the amount of bacteria than a toilet seat. "

In addition, you should also be aware of the supermarket.

"The shopping cart was also a bad place," Gerba warns. Then, the usual shopping bags reusable also contain bacteria.

"Some people have more bacteria in a bag of groceries than their underwear, because they routinely clean it up."


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