10 Things We Touch Everyday That Are Dirtier Than A Toilet Seat 

We often use hand sanitizers after visiting a public toilet as we fear infection. That fear is justified, but do you know about various other things that can actually be more dangerous?

1. Toothbrushes:

Surprised? Well, don’t be. After a toilet flush, bacteria can travel up to 6 feet and linger in the air for up to 2 hours and hence, land up on toothbrushes.

2. Kitchen wipes and sponges:

They have 10 million bacteria per square inch and are known to be 2,00,000 times dirtier than a toilet seat. They can affect health severely.

3. Carpets:

Carpets are known to have 2,00,000 bacteria per square inch and are 400 times dirtier than a toilet seat.

4. Ice:

A study conducted in various American restaurants revealed that the ice it served had more bacteria than the restaurant’s toilet water.

5. Chopping boards:

Boards used to chop raw meat have truckload of faecal bacteria, need not be told how harmful they can be. Average chopping boards have 200 times more faecal bacteria than a toilet seat.

6. Restroom floors:

With the number of people walking in with their dirty shoes, the number of bacteria on the floor is bound to be more than that on a toilet seat. Public restrooms are known have up to 1.5 to 2 million bacteria per square inch, whereas an average toilet seat houses only 50.

7. Office desks:

Shocked? Is that where you spend most of your day? A study conducted revealed that office desks have 400 times more bacteria than a toilet seat and influenza viruses are most common on office desks.

8. Restaurant menus:

Menu cards are often the least cleaned items and hence have a huge number of bacteria on them. When compared to a toilet seat they have 10 times more bacteria, that may or may not be harmful.

9. Keyboards:

Clean your keyboard now! It is quite likely that you have never cleaned it. They are known to carry over 200 times more bacteria than a toilet seat.

10. Cell phones:

Mobile phones are known to have 10 times more bacteria than a toilet seat. Cleaning it regularly is important because the chances of infection is high as the mouth is exposed to these bacteria.



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