Ever felt like your home is a breeding ground for germs?
A US study found that the average home is home to 8,000 different species of insects and bacteria.
So we know our homes are dirty, but where exactly do these nasty bugs live?
Jordan Haworth, a US gut health scientist, has discovered which items in our home contain the most bacteria — some of which you’ve probably never cleaned.
Picking up a nasty bug like salmonella “just once” is enough to leave you with “lifelong gut health problems like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS),” explains the expert.
1. Coffee Machines
Our morning coffee could make us sick, says the expert in the TikTok video.
He explains why coffee machines can be a “breeding ground” for bacteria and mold.
“You should flush the system with vinegar and always change the water before use,” he says.
2. TV remote control
According to several studies, there are up to 20 times more bacteria on your TV remote control than on your toilet seat.
“Think of the number of times you’ve scrolled through Netflix and eaten at the same time,” says the expert.
“This is your sign to clean it now,” he adds.
Many outdoor shoes carry a bacterium called C. diff, Jordan says.
“These bacteria can cause severe diarrhea.
“It doesn’t matter if your Air Force Ones are dusty or fresh, always take your shoes off at the front door,” says Jordan.
4. Tea towels
Tea towels are one of the most practical things you can have in a kitchen – and they’re also the dirtiest.
“I bet you use the same to clean table linens and surfaces,” says Jordan.
“Start by soaking your hair in boiling water for about 15 minutes every week,” he adds.
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