Would You Eat in the Restroom?

The average restroom has less germs than a kitchen.

September 12, 2017

Many cleaners focus on cleaning and disinfecting restrooms, but aren't as thorough with kitchens, said Charles Gerba, a microbiologist at University of Arizona during an educational session at ISSA/INTERCLEAN Tuesday.

In recent studies, Gerba has found higher traces of E. coli and other germs in kitchen sinks and cutting boards than on toilet seats.

"In most homes it would be safer to make a sandwich on a toilet seat than on a cutting board," Gerba said.

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