______ is Dirtier than a Toilet Seat

Over the weekend we had the first BBQ of the season at our house, it was a simple meal of kebabs and potatoes, and it was delicious. After dinner I was reading through my pulse feed and came across a story titled Your Grill Is Dirtier Than a Toilet Seat! Groan. The article noted that the average barbecue grill contains 1.7 million microbes per square centimeter, or 124% more than a toilet seat, wow! Or is it, wow?

The bank notes have more germs than the toilet seat.

Bank notes have more germs than toilet seats, but what about toilet seats covered in bank notes?!

We tend to assume that the toilet seat is one of the grossest places in the house, but the toilet isn’t the largest target for bacteria in your home. The average toilet seat has about 8 bacteria per square centimeter, in fact in terms of micro-organisms, it is one of the cleanest things in the house. Part of the reason the toilet seat tends to be the cleanest is because we fear the dirtiness of the toilet seat so much that we regularly clean it. That same fear is also why there are so many attention grabbing, fear mongering, articles that are titled “(blank) is dirtier than a toilet seat!

Below is a list of some items that are dirtier than toilet seats.

The takeaway lesson from these articles is that microbes are everywhere, most of them are good, and if you are really worried about germs, then treat every surface as if it is a toilet seat and things will be really clean!

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