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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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