We all know from advertising that the large amount of bacteria hiding under the rim of the toilet. But whether so it actually and whether or not the toilet is the most dangerous “bacterial” kind of place where you have to visit during the day, writes vesti.ru.
In fact it is not so – risk of toilet seat as a source of pathogenic microorganisms is greatly exaggerated. But other items that you touch more often fraught with no less danger to health.
- Kitchen sponge
About the sponge, how about the dirty items in the kitchen, it was told already repeatedly. Many researchers believe that this innocuous-looking object, much dirtier than the toilet. Wet the sponge grow well and breed Salmonella and E. coli, and Campylobacter, a common cause of food poisoning.
To sterilize the sponge, making it completely safe, is almost impossible, and this means that the only way to protect yourself and your home – to change this kitchen accessory. About once a week.
- Kitchen towel
The towel with which you wipe your hands after cooking and washing up – also the breeding ground of many of the most beneficial microorganisms. On the surface of the towels often present the same set of bacteria, and on the surface of kitchen sponges. The number of them, according to one study, almost a quarter more.
Scientists advise to switch to paper towels, if it is impossible to do it to wash the kitchen at least once in two days.
- Bed linen
It seems that your bed is a place of purity, comfort and convenience? Won’t argue about comfort, but about purity scientists doubt. People sweat during sleep, so that the sheets, pillows and blankets become the perfect breeding ground for bacteria and growth of fungi. Add to that numerous skin scales, which are literally covered with your bed, and get almost resort conditions for the growth of microorganisms. Scientists recommend to change the bed linen once a week or even more often.
- Dumbbells and exercise machines
Experts resource FitRated claim that the equipment in the gym no less dangerous than your kitchen. For their study, the authors took samples from the surface of various equipment and figured out which bacteria and in what quantities they inhabit.
- To a serious illness leads to frequent maid in the house
It turned out that the number of bacteria living on Ganesh, 360 times higher than the number of them on the infamous rim of the toilet. To change weights as often as a kitchen sponge, of course, quite problematic, but they are much easier to disinfect. Scientists suggest to wipe down sports equipment (apart from dumbbells, but the handrails of the equipment) before and after training, and by athletes wash hands frequently and try not to touch the face.