There are a ton of objects in your home that can attract germs, dirt, bacteria, and dust, and you may not believe what they are! The bathroom is one of the first places that come to mind when you think of dirty spots, but there are actually several less obvious places that are even dirtier. These are 25 Things You Won’t Believe Are Dirtier Than Your Toilet!
A study of fast food restaurants in the US found that 70% of the ice served had more bacteria than the toilet water. This is because their ice machines aren’t cleaned, creating a breeding ground for E. coli. Not to mention, some servers just scoop up the ice with your cup instead of using the actual ice scoop. This just adds to the bacteria.
No real surprise here. Public restrooms have about 2 million bacteria per square inch. The average toilet seat has only 50 per square inch.
The average desk has 400 times more bacteria than a toilet. That’s because it contains several of the materials highlighted on this list: your phone and keyboard along with your mouse, drinking mug, printer, etc.
Keyboards can have up to 200 times more bacteria than a toilet seat, especially those being used by more than one person in a day. The bacteria can linger for hours or even days after contact.
Our mobile devices can have 10 times more bacteria than toilet seats…and they’re always touching our faces and fingertips. Would you wipe the inside of your toilet bowl with your cheek?