Scientists from public health and safety organization NSF International swabbed 30 surfaces in 22 homes for a total of 660 tests to help answer one filthy question: What is the dirtiest thing in your house?
According to an “Early Show” report, they tested for bacteria in the bathroom, kitchen and on common household objects. The obvious answer to their question would be a bathroom accessory, right? But could the kitchen sink, where we dump the scraps from our meals, be a contender? What about computer keyboards where we ferociously type after touching an endless amount of questionably clean surfaces throughout the day?
To see which household item was found to be germiest, check out this “Early Show” clip:
The findings were certainly a surprise to the people whose homes were part of the study.
“No way!” gasped homeowner Dawn Simpson after “The Early Show” consumer correspondent Susan Koeppen revealed the shockingly high amount of bacteria with which she and her family were living.
A whopping 77% of these “dirtiest things” tested positive for Coliform Bacteria.
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