That sounds almost impossible, doesn't it? While images of toilet bowls appear in your mind, it seems like trash cans would be the only things worse. Well, we hate to bring you the bad news but germs are everywhere! Your house is actually a germ hotel, as well as other personal items. You may as well hang a "vacancy" sign on your cell phone and other things you are constantly touching.
We're not trying to turn you into a bunch of germaphobes, but to be aware is to avoid some of the nastier results, like colds, flus and enhanced allergy symptoms. This list will get you thinking, but we've included solutions for each germ haven. Make these changes and you should feel less susceptible to the onslaught of bacteria.
A study conducted in 2012 alerted people to the fact that each person in a room adds 37 million bacteria to the air every hour, with most of it coming from the ground as we walk. But, hey, let's not go crazy with worry. After all, many of these live organisms hang out in our defenseless belly buttons that are cleaned every time we shower.
Check out this list of 13 things you may not have thought about that have more germs than your toilet bowl.
13 Purse Bottoms
12 Restaurant Menus
10 Kitchen Buttons and Handles
8 Dish Drainer
7 Makeup Brushes
2 Kitchen Sink
1 Home Carpet
So you thought your nice, clean carpet was the best place to lay down with man's best friend? It does feel really good to roll around without concern. But surprise, carpets actually collect spores of mold and allergens. Unless you taught your pets to wipe their feet, they have most likely walked in their urine and other interesting substances while out on their walk. You may also have friends who don't consider asking if they should remove their shoes while tracking in every location they have visited during the last few weeks. Here's an eye-opener; your carpet contains about 200,000 bacteria per square inch! You might seriously consider having your carpets cleaned regularly, especially if you are a pet owner.
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