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Toilet seats are pretty disgusting, right? Well, you might be surprised to learn that many of the items you use on a daily basis actually contain more germs. As a matter of fact, you’ve touched at least one of these things already today.
Cutting Boards: yes, they’re dirtier than you think. Cutting boards actually contain roughly 200 times more fecal bacteria than a toilet seat according to researchers at the University of Arizona. Be sure to wash them thoroughly after each use.
Laundry: well, it’s clean right? Wrong. One load of underwear can transfer 100 million E. coli bacteria or more, especially when it gets mixed in with other clothing in the washing machine. It’s a good idea to clean your machine with a disinfecting solution at least once a month.
Ice In Your Drink: believe it or not, over 70% of ice served in restaurants tested dirtier than the water in the average toilet. Just let that sink in for a minute.
Smartphones/Tablets: in a study conducted back in 2013, 30 tablets, 30 phones and an office toilet seat were all swabbed. The results found that tablets had up to 600 units per swab of staphylococcus and phones had 140 units while the toilet seat had less than 20.
Computer Keyboards: if you’re reading this, chances are you touched your keyboard just a few seconds ago. We hate to break it to you, but keyboards typically contain five times more bacteria than toilet seats.
Heading for that can of Lysol yet? We’re not trying to scare you, we’re just here to inform you that lots of daily items are much dirtier than you think. And maybe it’s time to stop being so hard on your toilet seat!