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What Item in Your House is Filthier Than the Toilet Seat?

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Would you cut up your vegetables on a toilet seat?

According to recent research you may as well use your toilet as a cutting board since the normal kitchen cutting board is covered with way more dangerous bacteria than the average toilet seat!

According to Dr. Charles Gerba (aka “Dr. Germ”), a professor of microbiology at the University of Arizona.

He told the BBC News that the toilet seat is, “one of the cleanest things you’ll run across in terms of microorganisms. It’s our gold standard. There are not many things cleaner than a toilet seat when it comes to germs.” Specifically, Gerba found that there are 50 fecal bacteria per square inch on the average toilet seat. That may sound like a lot, but your kitchen cutting board has about 200 times fecal bacteria on it than that. Toilet seats are so clean, relatively speaking, because we worry about them being filthy. We do something about it, scrubbing them regularly. Apparently we don’t have the same concern about our cutting boards. So what can you do? Keep things in your kitchen as clean as your toilet seat.

How to clean a cutting board:
use two cutting boards — one for meat and one for vegetables and fruits. Put plastic cutting boards in the dishwasher to kill bacteria. Place wooden cutting boards in a sink filled with hot water and dish soap. Scrub them thoroughly with a scrub brush.

How to clean a kitchen sponge:
Rinse the sponge thoroughly, giving it a good soaking. Place it in a microwave-safe bowl or plate and microwave it on high for two minutes. Do this daily.

How to clean a kitchen dishcloth:
use a clean cloth every day. Wash the used dishcloths with your laundry in hot water.

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