According to the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF), disease-causing germs are found on many household items and surfaces according to their study titled "Germiest Places in the Home". The study was done to identify germ hot spots in the home.

"According to the study’s findings, the areas in which food is prepared actually contained more bacteria and fecal contamination than many other places in the home." (NSF). "Although most people think of bathrooms as the most germ-ridden spots in the house, findings indicated the kitchen is the biggest area of concern." Kate Eller.

These 10 items were found to have the highest germ counts ranked from the least to the dirtiest:


10. Cutting boards
9. Stove knobs
8. Kitchen counters
7. Pet toys
6. Bathroom faucet handles
5. Coffee makers
4. Pet bowls
3. Toothbrush holders
2. Kitchen sinks
1. Dish sponges and dishcloths


Cleanliness has a powerful influence on the health and preservation of the body. W. Aspinwall

Based on all indications it means that we don't just clean but we need to clean better.


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