The trash smells worse than the kitchen sinks, but it's not necessarily less prone to germs. Health gives you the 12 germiest places:
- Kitchen sink and counters—Use antibacterial product.
- Airplane bathrooms—Flushing sprays germs everywhere.
- Wet laundry—E. coli, courtesy dirty skivvies. Use bleach, dry high heat.
- Public drinking fountains—Up to 2.7 million bacteria per square inch.
- Shopping cart handles—Swab with disinfectant wipe.
- ATM buttons—Not regularly cleaned.
- Purse—And your makeup case.
- Playgrounds—Blood, mucous, saliva, urine.
- Gym mats, machines—Bring your own or cover.
- Tub—You wash your germs off, then leave them in a wet environment.
- Office phone—Coated with germs from your hands and mouth.
- Hotel remote—Also wipe down phone, clock, door handles, and light switches. Don't think about bedspread.