The idea of germs being all around us is one of those things that's unavoidable, but also almost too troubling to think about. If you realized just how many bacteria are swirling around your general vicinity at any given time, it might inspire you to burn your belongings, take the hottest shower possible, and move into a sterile bubble to live out your days.
Okay, okay: That's pretty extreme. And for the most part, bacteria and germs won't harm you — in fact, they even make your immune system stronger. But in certain places, they are simply so concentrated and ever-present that you have to take extra care to be clean, lest you get sick or infected. The following post is an outline of where you'll find the most of those germs, and no, it's not just the public restroom. Find out some surprising places where germs lurk the most — you may not like what you read.
Using a public restroom often feels like punishment enough.
What’s worse? Touching the handle of the toilet or door when you finish.
You'd probably assume that the toilet handle is dirtier than anything else in the bathroom.
After all, people touch it right after they do their business.
And sometimes, even when things look clean, they simply aren't.
After all, germs are microscopic — you never know what’s lurking on those seemingly clean surfaces.
There are so many surfaces to consider in a public restroom.
When you think about it (and you shouldn’t) e ven the sink handle could have some pretty gross germs on it.
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It's enough to make anyone shed a few tears.
That’s why we think it’s best not to dwell on the germs — it can only make you a little bit nuts.