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Toothbrush holder

Whenever you fiush your toilet, it sprays the room with a fine mist that reaches as far and as high as 20 feet. If your toothbrush or toothbrush holder is exposed, it’s easily contaminated – and this applies to anything else within its radius, too, like towels and makeup). According to the NSF, toothbrush holders often contain traces of fecal matter. Bamboo or wooden toothbrushes were also worse offenders than ceramic, stainless steel or plastic ones, as they are harder to disinfect. 

Action plan: For the love of God, close the toilet lid before flushing and place your toothbrush holder in the dishwasher once or twice a week.

9 things in your home that are dirtier than your toilet seat

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Think of the dirtiest place in your home – your toilet probably comes to mind. However, you’d be better off eating off it than your chopping board or a plate scrubbed with your kitchen sponge.

We’ve identified nine places in your home that probably have more bacteria than the loo. Get cleaning!

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