Bathroom faucet handle
The dirt: Bathrooms overall had less bacteria than kitchens, where constant contact with food adds to cross-contamination, according to one of Gerba’s studies.
To clean: Wipe with sanitizing wipes at least weekly or as needed.
The dirt: Given that they pass between many hands, are used while snacking and rarely get cleaned, remote controls are often germ baths.
To clean: Wipe with sanitizing wipes a couple of times per week.
The dirt: Pressed against your face and mouth all day, cellphones can give germs easy access to enter your body. It’s particularly hairy if you share your phone.
To clean: Wipe with a sanitizing wipe daily.
The dirt: Though they get a bad rap, things like doorknobs and light switches usually aren’t so dirty, because people aren’t touching them very often.
To clean: Wipe with a sanitizing wipe at least weekly, more often if you are ill.
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