Is your kitchen dirtier than your toilet?

Is your kitchen dirtier than your toilet?

Homely: Did you know that it is cleaner to make your sandwich on a toilet seat than on your cutting board? A study has been proven that kitchen sinks have more germs than bathroom sinks! What do you think?

In a new study by Currys PC World with UK lab technician expert Jonathan Hughes, swab tests were conducted to reveal the dirtiest areas in the kitchen. The kitchens were tested for pathogens such as Salmonella Escherichia coli (E. coli) and Faecal streptococci (FS) which can cause diarrhea, vomiting, fever, nausea and many other physical discomforts. 




Our kitchen sink is where we wash dirty dishes and fruits before eating them, hence it is no surprise that the sink contains many harmful bacteria and germs. However, we do trust our kitchen sink more as we categorise it as an area for handling food and beverages. On the other hand, our toilet sink is used to wash our dirty hands after disposal of our faeces and generally a sanitary area for disposal. An image of the toilet being dirty is printed into our minds. Thus, we were trained from young that the restroom is only used to handle waste. It will be a rather unusual sight that one will bring their refreshments in the bathroom. Now that we are aware that the bathroom sink is cleaner than the kitchen sinks, would you reconsider your area of preparation choices? I will stick to my kitchen sink, thanks but no thanks! However, I would want to identify the causes and how to reduce the bacteria in the kitchen. Let's keep reading!:




It is said that our cloth and sponges are items that accommodate the most bacteria. It is no surprise to us as those products are porous in nature and are always damp. It will always be a breeding surface for germs to party and spread about. Furthermore, we are still going through a global pandemic where we should continue to take extra precautions not to let ourselves get exposed to the virus. 


Thus, it is highly recommended that the cloths, sponges as well as kitchen sink should be cleaned with disinfectant products made for the kitchen. Alternatively, you can wash your items with hot and soapy water, especially after handling meat and poultry. You do have to be careful not to injure yourself during this process. Another way to kill bacteria lurking on your food is to ensure that raw meats are cooked thoroughly and dishes are piping hot! 


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