Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Is the toilet seat really the dirtiest place in the home?

toilet seat 

The toilet seat has acquired an unfair reputation as the dirtiest item in the average household. But scientists say there are far filthier places in our house, some of them where we least expect.

Would you chop your vegetables on your toilet seat? I think pretty much all of us would say No. But maybe we should think again.

Dr Chuck Gerba, professor of microbiology at the University of Arizona, studies how diseases are transferred through the environment. This involves swabbing household items and measuring how many bacteria - and what sort - develop.

He particularly looks for faecal bacteria such as E.coli and staphylococcus aureus.  

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