Matt Langford

๐Ÿ”— NSF International Household Germ Study

NSF International, an independent public health organization, sought to examine the difference between perception and reality when it came to where germs lurk in the home. Through a swab analysis of 30 common items in the households of 22 volunteer families, NSF International found some surprising results.

The biggest misconception identified through the study was that the bathroom is the dirtiest place in the house when in fact the kitchen had the most germs. NSF swabbed for Coliform bacteria - a family of bacteria that includes Salmonella and E. coli and is an indicator of potential fecal contamination โ€“ and found that Coliform was found on…

I honestly can’t decide if this is good information to know or if it will just make me paranoid. It mostly boils down to this โ€” your kitchen is a breeding ground for death. Enjoy the rest of your day.