In Pics: 10 Absolutely Germiest Things In Your Home Right Now, As Per A Study

Aditi Gupta
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Even the cleanest looking homes are breeding grounds for bacteria! Yes, it is true.

Unfortunately, even if one is thoroughly cleaning each and every nook and corner of their house, there are many areas and things inside your home that are still swarming with germs and bacteria and can make you sick.

In the NSF International Household Germ Study, scientists tested the most basic household items accessible all over the world.

In the study, researchers swabbed 30 common items found in the households of 22 volunteer families, from the USA.

The results of the experiment were shockingly unexpected.

The research revealed that Coliform bacteria- Salmonella and Escherichia coli—are signs of potential faecal contamination and poisoning, and were observed in 81% of the volunteering households.

Yeast and mould, which are types of funguses and can make you extremely sick, were found in the homes of 31% of the volunteering families.

Finally, researchers also detected Staphylococcus aureus in more than 5% of the households.

Come take a look at the 10 most filthiest and germiest objects and corners in your own house. And a forewarning, don’t be horrified at all if you find yourself, at the moment, holding one of the items mentioned here.

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Make use of this list to prepare yourself against infectious bacteria dwelling inside your home.

Spend a little extra time and care in cleaning these details, and sanitize them frequently.

The outside world is already very much screwed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Let’s not harm ourselves because of our own carelessness and laziness.

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