25 Dirtiest Things You Touch Every Day

It’s not surprising that the world is a dirty place full of millions of bacteria. What may come as a surprise, though, is what the dirtiest items in your house and in public are! After you read this list, you might think twice about touching certain items and then forgetting to wash your hands. Ready to find out what the germiest and dirtiest places and things are? Here we go…here are the 25 Dirtiest Things You Touch Every Day!

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Door Knob


Although modern knobs are usually designed to be bacteria resistant, these types of defenses aren’t always effective. Moreover, older non-resistant door knobs are going to be even worse. Keep this in mind next time you are trying to escape a public bathroom.


Fridge Handle

fridge door

Let’s be honest, how often do you clean your fridge handles? Probably never. You should consider it though, because they are often infested with the same bacteria that live on poultry and pork. The reason for this is that people usually take meat out of the fridge, make themselves a sandwich, and then return it with without rinsing their hands.


Vending Machine Buttons

vending machine

Next time you use a vending machine consider this – you are probably swallowing more than just your favorite snack. As dirty as the buttons on that machine are, most of your selection consists of finger food which gives the bacteria a fairly direct path to your esophagus.


Parking Meters

parking meter

According to a recent study, 40 percent of parking meters and kiosks were labeled as being a high risk for illness transmission. Who knew parking your car could be so dangerous?


Crosswalk Buttons

crosswalk button

Looking both ways before crossing the road may not be enough to stay out of the dangerzone these days. Crosswalk buttons were actually found to have high levels of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), a molecule that signals the presense of yeast, bacteria, and mold cells.

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