9 Things Dirtier Than The Toilet Seat We Use Everyday

To have an idea how the things we use everyday is dirtier than a toilet seat, gives us a different insight on what things may life would bring.

Perhaps even more troubling are the details surrounding things we use to clean ourselves; faucet handles, toothbrushes, towels, and even laundry machines are all on this list.

Of course, just because something has bacteria doesn’t mean it will make you sick; it’s possible to clean everything on this list.

One look at these 9 things dirtier than your toilet may ruin you forever. You may never be able to see the world in the same light again. From restaurant ice to your personal cell phone, just wait til you see just how dirty you really are.

1. Chopping Board
University of Arizona researchers found that the average chopping board has 200 times more fecal bacteria than a toilet seat. The big culprit: raw meat, since many fecal bacteria originate in animals’ internal organs. The tiny grooves your knife left in the cutting board are prime real estate for germs to get cozy. 

2. Your Pet's Food Bowl 
One of the home's dirtiest surfaces could be your pet's trusty kibble dish. If your dog licks a toilet seat, he’s picking up about 295 bacteria per square inch. But if he licks the inside rim of his unclean dish, he just gobbled up 2,110 bacteria per square inch. Much grosser than you think.

3. Washing Machine
Putting a load of your dirty underwear together with other clothing while washing will transfer at least 100 million E. coli bacteria—the culprit behind diarrhea. Wet places creates the moist environment bacteria loves. Your toilet seat, on the other hand, is too dry to support a very large bacterial population.

4. Smartphone or Tablet
Using your loved gadget every minute allows yourself to get a hold of thousands of germs and bacteria which are 10 times greater than the toilet seat. Especially when your hands sweat while holding the phone or tablet which causes the bacteria to live in each square inch of the gadget.

5. Floor Carpet
Fun fact: Bacteria love munching on dead skin cells. Considering that the average person sheds about 1.5 million every hour, that turns your rugs into a fine dining experience. Add up food particles, pet dander, pollen, and other bits, about 200,000 bacteria live in each square inch of carpet (nearly 700 times more than on your toilet seat), including E. coli, staphylococcus, and salmonella. 

6. Faucet Handles
The bathroom faucet handle can have 21 times the bacteria than your toilet seat while kitchen faucet handles can harbor 44 times of it. 

7. Computer Keyboard
Clicking away at your computer in between bites of lunch may have led to the last “office bug” you picked up. It is believe that it had five times the germs of a toilet seat. 

8. Handbag
It goes with everything, including germs. One study found out that the average handbag is three times dirtier than an office toilet seat. Handbags used regularly were 10 times dirtier. Handles carried the most bacteria, but even items inside the bag were grimy—hand and face creams were the dirtiest, along with lipstick and gloss. 

9. Kitchen Sponge
Researchers found out that the sponge you use to clean your dishes contained salmonella. Each square inch of surfaces contains about 134,630 bacteria, 456 times the number on a toilet seat. Dishcloths and sponges harbor the largest amount of E. coli and other fecal bacteria in the average home, mostly because they aren’t replaced as often as they should.

(Source: RD)
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