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MICROBES, AUGUST 06, 2020

Did you know that dust in our homes contains an average of 9,000 different species of microbes? That your phone screen has more nasty bacteria than a toilet seat?

Research by the Good Housekeeping Institute also found that everyday electronic devices (like our phones, laptops and tablets) as well as handbags, remote controls, car sat-navs and the kitchen sink are hotspots for bacteria and microbes.

Despite being regularly wiped-down, untreated kitchen worktops can contain an average of 1,736 bacteria per square inch.

Meanwhile, bathroom taps and handles contain 50,068 and mobile phones 11,020. Pretty gross, right?

Bacterial and microbial growth can contribute to mould, surface degradation & nasty odours in the home.


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