Category: Weird Articles
Published on Tuesday, 15 July 2014 00:00
Hygiene freaks, click away now as you know the saying “ignorance is bliss”. These are the top 10 filthiest items you can’t help but touch on a daily basis because they are so fundamental but yet so dirty.
A U.S. Health Commissioner from New York, Dr. Darlington found 135,000 types of different bacteria co-existing on just one single note and 126,000 on another.
2. Light Switch
Light switches are hardly cleaned and many different germy hands have touched them. All the germs on a plastic switch add up to about 217 bacteria per square inch.
3. Computer Keyboard
33 computer keyboards were randomly sampled and out of these tested, 4 were so dirty they were considered a health hazard.
A handphone carries more germs than a toilet seat does. And new research from the United Kingdom shows that handphones are a technological petri dish for tens and thousands of germs.
5. Toilet Seat
Not as filthy as a handphone, but still dirty nonetheless. Statistics show that there are 295 bacteria for every square inch of a toilet seat.
6. Shopping Cart
A study from the University of Arizona found that shopping carts were loaded with more bacteria, saliva, and fecal matter (yes, poop) than escalators, public telephones and even public bathrooms.
7. Remote Control
The SARS, MRSA, and VRE viruses is easily transferable just by touching TV remotes.
The next time you decide to take a nice, warm bubble bath, think about all the bacteria that have been left lingering near the drain, they are actually worse than the bacteria found elsewhere in the toilet.
9. Kitchen Sink
There is typically 500,000 bacteria per square inch in the kitchen sink drain alone, the total bacteria population in the entire sink is left up to your wildest imagination.
10. Kitchen Sponge
The dirtiest of them all if the kitchen sponge! Yes, the very sponge that wipes the nitty gritty stuff off your dishes. The kitchen sponge is the ideal breeding ground for millions of bacteria and germs. A good way to eliminate them is to occasionally boil your sponge in hot water, or throw it into the microwave for a few minutes.