10 Dirty Things You Touch Daily
With the advancement of medical science and health awareness, people have become hygiene conscious. Growing levels of pollution too has played a big part in this. Many people carry hand sanitizers these days. We stay away from processed food, dirty areas to stay safe. Yet do we know that in spite of all our fuss on hygiene, we are trapped in a cycle of touching dangerously dirty things daily? A list of these things may make your jaw drop. Here are 10 dirty things you touch daily.
1. The toilet seat
Yes, the cycle begins from the start of the day. Though you clean those milky white surfaces and rims twice a week, or maybe more, researches show some 295 types of bacteria that can be found in every square inch of a toilet seat!
2. The light switch
Light switches are one of the most used things in a house or in a public place. They look sterile and harmless but they are one of the dirtiest things that come in regular contact with your skin. So one of the smartest things you can do to avoid touching all the germs swimming on the switch is to get up first and leave. Everyone knows, the last one to leave, switches off all the lights.
Everyone loves them, the green notes, the shiny coins! They keep travelling from the hands of a cashier to the office clerk, to the homeless man, to the mother of a new born. There is no telling where your five dollar is coming from. A study in New York revealed 135,000 bacteria from washing one bill.
4. Computer keyboard
There’s hardly anybody in the US who has never used a computer. All of us spend a lot of time on it. Yet, we forget to clean its keyboard full with bacteria and germs. Certain studies even go as far as claiming that very dirty keyboards might have germs more than a toilet! So next time you sit down on your computer make sure the keyboard is clean.
5. Kitchen sink
For most women, it’s hard to accept as they spend a lot of time washing at the sink. However, it’s an easy giveaway, as a sink stays moist for most of the time and you are washing plates, meat, veggies etc. in there, making it a birth place for germs. This is why kitchen sinks should be cleaned regularly.