Time Magazine Health reported on the dirtiest items people come into contact with every day. In environments like hotels, items such as towels and toothbrush holders can quickly become home to bacteria if left unattended.
For kitchens, a sink sponge can become a hotbed of bacteria numbering in the hundreds of millions, according to the report. Bacteria can also be found on everyday items from cell phones to supermarket carts.
To combat infection, the article recommends the simple act of handwashing or using hand sanitizer if a sink is unavailable. Doing so can help reduce the threat of infection by half.