The germiest place in your home and the best way to combat those microbes

CNN (10/15/2019)
  • Contrary to popular belief, microbiologist Charles Gerba points out that toilets actually are not the primary hotbed of household germs.
  • Constant flushing drains toilet water of most bacteria (hence why dogs may drink from the toilet).
  • The kitchen is actually ground-zero for household germs deriving from food preparation (eg salmonella, E Coli).
  • “Recent surveys have found more fecal bacteria on a cutting board than a toilet seat”.
  • The germiest household item is the kitchen sponge (replace weekly), which contains 362 different species of bacteria.