Germs! They are absolutely everywhere in the home. You would think the toilet the most probable place for those pesky little bugs, but no you might be surprised…

Here’s a list of the five dirtiest items in your home

1. Chopping boards

The chopping board can be a breeding ground for coliform bacteria, which most of the time is harmless, but can cause gastro in children or the elderly.

2. Kitchen sinks

Research has revealed your toilet could be cleaner than the kitchen sink! This is due to food particles from kitchenware sitting in the sink, which then serves as a breeding ground for bacteria such as E.coli and salmonella.

3. Sponges

The kitchen sponge is estimated to carry 10 million bacteria per square inch and is 200,000 times dirtier than the toilet seat.

4. Stovetop knobs

Did you know your stovetop knob is the perfect place to harbour mould and yeast?

5. Tea towels

Bacteria such as salmonella can grow on tea towels overnight, particularly when people in the house touch tea towels before washing their hands.

Info via BHG