The toilet is something we all generally think of as one of the dirtier things in the house. Fair enough, we pee, poo, and vomit in the damn thing so yeah, it’s pretty safe to say that you wouldn’t want to run your tongue along in the inside of it. Was that too much? Anyway, here are a few things that we come in contact with pretty often that are statistically dirtier than a toilet.
With the amount of dirty things our hands touch before touching a door knob, it’s no wonder they’re so dirty. We also don’t clean door knobs as often as we do our toilets.
The average restaurant menu has approximately 100 times more bacteria than a toilet does.
Keyboards that aren’t kept sanitized can hold up to 200 times more bacteria than a toilet.
Because of the fact that raw meat has a high level of fecal bacteria, chopping boards typically have a lot more poop spread on them than a toilet.
A light switch can have around 217 bacteria per square inch.
A typical bank note can carry around 200,000 bacteria.
Each button on an ATM has approximately 1,200 germs. Combined with the cash that comes out, you might want to wash your hands after using one of those.
A handbag carries things such as your phone, money, iPod, and other items that hold a lot of bacteria.
The little area around the drain of a bathtub can have up to 19,468 bacteria per square inch.
A typical steering wheel holds about 700 bacteria per square inch.
A grocery cart is similar to a restaurant menu in that it is held by plenty of different people a day, each of whom could be carrying any number of bacteria.
Plenty of bacteria call remote controls their home.
Fast Food Ice
A study showed us that approximately 70% of the ice served at a fast food restaurant had more bacteria than the water found in a toilet.
A 10 year old mattress can be twice as heavy as it was when it first was made thanks to all of the dust mites and dust mite fecal matter in it.
On average an office desk is home to 400 times more bacteria than a toilet.
A pillow is filled with pollen, dead skin, fungal spores, and other things that secrete out of your body every night.
This is the dirtiest thing in any household. A kitchen sponge can carry 10,000,000 bacteria per square inch. That is nearly 250,000 times the amount of bacteria in your toilet.