Thursday, July 26, 2012

Top 30 Spots For Bacteria in the House

Bacteria are a large domain of prokaryotic microorganisms. Typically a few micrometers in length. While some of these bacteria are good for health but most of them causes harmful diseases. Bacterias are found almost everywhere but what about you household stuffs. Here is a list which shows the top 30 places in your home where the bacterias are found. This list is from statistics published by the Center for Disease Control. In order to compile the list, researchers visited 35 U.S. homes, swabbing for bacteria in 32 locations in each home. Take a look at the list...


1. Toilet bowl: 3.2 million bacteria/square inch

2. Kitchen drain: 567,845 bacteria/square inch

3. Sponge or counter-wiping cloth: 134,630 bacteria/square inch

4. Bathtub, near drain: 119,468 bacteria/square inch

5. Kitchen sink, near drain: 17,964 bacteria/square inch

6. Kitchen faucet handle: 13,227 bacteria/square inch

7. Bathroom faucet handle: 6,267 bacteria/square inch

8. Bathroom sink, near drain: 2,733 bacteria/square inch

9. Pet food dish, inside rim: 2,110 bacteria/square inch

10. Kitchen floor, in front of sink: 830 bacteria/square inch

11. Toilet floor, in front of toilet: 764 bacteria/square inch

12. Kitchen countertop: 488 bacteria/square inch

13. Bathroom countertop: 452 bacteria/square inch

14. Garbage bin: 411 bacteria/square inch

15. Dish towel: 408 bacteria/square inch

16. Toy: 345 bacteria/square inch

17. Kitchen tabletop: 344 bacteria/square inch

18. Home office phone or refrigerator door: 319 bacteria/square inch

19. Toilet seat: 295 bacteria/square inch

20. Bathroom light switch: 217 bacteria/square inch

21. Microwave buttons: 214 bacteria/square inch

22. Kitchen chopping board: 194 bacteria/square inch

23. Child-training potty: 191 bacteria/square inch

24. Infant changing mat and infant high chair: 190 bacteria/square inch

25. Kitchen phone: 133 bacteria/square inch

26. Bathroom door’s inside handle: 121 bacteria/square inch

27. Toilet’s flush handle: 83 bacteria/square inch

28. TV remote control: 70 bacteria/square inch

29. Home office computer keyboard: 64 bacteria/square inch

30. Home office computer mouse: 50 bacteria/square inch