20 "clean" things that are actually dirtier than the toiletPictolic
The toilet is habitually perceived by everyone as something very dirty. And this is absolutely true. Even a very clean-looking (and smelling) toilet is actually a refuge for a huge number of all kinds of bacteria and viruses, which, along with everything else, are released from the human body, and you can get rid of them only by conducting a full-scale and very expensive special antibacterial and antiviral treatment.
But bacteria, viruses and eggs of various parasites, which are the most dangerous and, unfortunately, almost invisible to the naked eye dirt, can accumulate not only in the toilet.
Here are 20 common things that often turn out to be even dirtier than a toilet if you look at them through a microscope.
Ice is the same water. And if the water is dirty, then the ice will be the same. Unfortunately, many restaurants do not attach any importance to this fact at all. A study conducted in the United States showed that 70% of the ice offered in restaurants contains more bacteria than water in the toilet. This is a very sad situation, since most viruses and bacteria tolerate a small freeze very well.
The number of bacteria on the surface of ordinary office desks is almost 400 times more than in the toilet.
Constant contact with fingers and porous material lead to the fact that almost 200 times more bacteria accumulate on all kinds of buttons very quickly and are constantly present than on the toilet seat.
About the same trouble with the surfaces of mobile phones. There are almost 10 times more bacteria accumulating here than on the toilet. The only thing that saves is that if one person uses the phone, then all the microflora growing on his mobile phone is more or less synchronized with the bacteria that live on the skin of the host himself. Putting someone else's phone to your ear is like pressing your face – we won't say what for.
The menu card is constantly changing hands, and, of course, no one washes it. Therefore, very quickly it acquires a load of bacteria, which is 100 times higher than the toilet.
The boards are in contact with vegetables and raw meat, which always have a lot of bacteria on them. In addition, the material from which they are made is very difficult to clean. The only way to "restore hygiene" is to change the board itself more often.
The fleecy surface of any carpet is just an ideal storage of all kinds of bacteria, dust mites and dead skin particles. A square centimeter of an ordinary carpet, as a rule, carries 4,000 times more bacteria than the same area of a toilet bowl.
As the microscope shows, these items are many times dirtier than the dirtiest laundry.
This thing is often even dirtier than a mobile phone, which in turn is 10 times dirtier than a toilet bowl.
Of course, this is just a hotbed of bacteria, because everyone is constantly taking up the handles with their hands, thereby adding new and new portions of bacteria, as well as particles of sebum, the skin itself, and everything that can only be on the hands of a wound of a degree of purity.
Most of them are much dirtier than the toilet.
The conditions for the accumulation and reproduction of bacteria are ideal here, so it is only necessary to gape a little, as their number quickly exceeds similar indicators in the toilet.
The dirtiest place in the bathroom is the area around the drain. A huge number of bacteria accumulate and constantly live here.
The abundance of loose material, and even the constant "feeding" of dead skin cells, sweat, fat, and bacteria living on the skin lead to the fact that not only hordes of bacteria, but also dust mites and microscopic mold are very quickly bred in pillows.
The same is true for the mattress. If it is not changed for several years, then dust mites will inevitably start in it. They are not visible to the naked eye, no matter how you look for them, they are not interested in living people – they feed exclusively on particles of dead skin accumulated in the mattress. But the result of their vital activity can be not only prolonged sneezing, but also asthmatic attacks, and more severe allergic reactions.
After a few months of use, more bacteria accumulate under the rims of the bowls than under the toilet lid.
Money, as you know,does not smell. But there are even more bacteria on them than on what they do not smell.
It would seem that this should be one of the cleanest places in the bathroom. But no. The inner part of the shower head very quickly turns into a real incubator for a variety of microorganisms.
Of course, bags containing such leaders in pollution as money, cell phones, keys and other small things that constantly change hands, simply cannot keep their cleanliness.
The porous surface of the sponges provides bacteria with such good conditions that their population is not even affected by cleaning products that are applied to the surface of the sponge from time to time. As a result, the sponge very quickly becomes much dirtier than the toilet.
After reading all these terrible results of microbiological studies, many people wonder: what do you need to wish to be saved from all these necessary things in everyday life, which are actually dirtier than a toilet bowl? The answer, oddly enough, is very simple – it is enough to follow the basic rules of hygiene. After all, clean and healthy human skin itself very successfully "keeps order", and leaves for itself exactly as many certain bacteria as it is necessary in order to continue to remain healthy.