The 18 Germiest Places You Encounter on a Daily Basis

Find out how to combat the germs hiding in your home, office, and even at the grocery store!

The 18 Germiest Places You Encounter on a Daily Basis

By Toni Gasparis

From the time you wake up until the time you go to sleep, you encounter a lot of germs. Many places in your kitchen, bathroom, office, as well as items you use every day, can carry bacterium like salmonella and listeria. Find out where these germs are hiding so you can arm yourself with the knowledge and the disinfectant to fight them off.


Your toothbrush can harbor a ton of bacteria — and not just because it cleans your mouth. If your toothbrush is out in the open it can become susceptible to fecal matter and other bacteria from the toilet flushing. Remedy the situation by closing the lid before flushing the toilet, storing your toothbrush safely in a cabinet or drawer, or washing your toothbrush in the dishwasher to sanitize.

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