Most of us wash our hands after using the bathroom and before preparing food. But when you read these stats, you may wish to scrub yours a little more often.
We touch an estimated 300 objects every 30 minutes. Many people don’t realise that some contain more bacteria than a toilet seat, including MRSA, Salmonella and E-Coli as well as common cold and flu viruses. These include household objects that you wouldn’t necessarily think of as a health hazard. For example washing-up bowls were deemed a hygiene risk by infection experts.
Bacteria-ridden surfaces we touch every day:
2. Light switches
3. Fridge doors
4. Computer keyboards
5. Mobile Phones
6. Kitchen taps
7. Kitchen sponges/dish cloths