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Say No To Stinky Towels

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Do your bath towels smell musty? Bad news: that sour odor you smell when drying off from your shower is caused by microbes in your towels. Every time you use a towel, you transfer bacteria, viruses and dead skin cells (which are food for microbes) from your skin onto the towel. Next time you use it, that stinky towel transfers those germs back onto your skin.

Keep your Showerhead Clean To Get You Clean

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Did you know that something nearly as creepy as Psycho’s Norman Bates may be lurking in your shower? There may be a spray of bacteria riding along with the steamy water from your showerhead.

Stop Breeding Bacteria In Your Microwave

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When you think about the dirtiest places in your home or office, is the microwave on your list? It should be. Bacteria can be left behind in spills or splatter from food, and a variety of microorganisms may be found on the outside surfaces that are touched over and over again.

The Most Germy Places In Your Kitchen

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Is your kitchen making you sick? Maybe so, if you’re like the average household: According to independent public health organization NSF International, the kitchen is the most bacteria-laden room in the house. More than 75% of households in NSF’s study harbored coliform bacteria – which includes Salmonella and Escherchia coli and reflects potential fecal contamination – on kitchen items including 75% of sponges, 45% of sinks, 32% of countertops and 18% of cutting boards tested.

Rethink The 5-Second Rule

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Do you believe in the “five-second rule” – the urban legend that you can safely eat food dropped on the floor, so long you pick it up within five seconds? Researchers are still debating the idea, but the consensus seems to be that bacteria will immediately transfer from the floor to your food, but probably not enough to make you sick on dry foods like cookies or chips. On moist food, like buttery toast or a piece of chicken, you probably want to just throw it out

Don’t Open The Door To Bacteria

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When you open a door, you’re probably not thinking about anything more than entering another room. But on a microscopic level you’re giving a virtual handshake to every person who has recently touched that doorknob or handle. When you grab that door handle, potential disease-causing bacteria may grab on to you and come along for the ride.

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