Even if your home smells of bleach and passes the white-glove test, reading the next few paragraphs may inspire you to jump into a giant vat of antibacterial gel. That's because no matter how clean you think you are, germs are everywhere. Hear that? Everywhere: In the washing machine. Buried in the mattress. Lurking on the salt and pepper shakers.
We asked a germ expert to spill the dirt about the microbe-iest spots around. Dr. Charles Gerba, who is a microbiologist at the University of Arizona's Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Science, and consultant to Coverall Health-Based Cleaning System as well as the co-author of The Germ Freak's Guide to Outwitting Colds and Flu: Guerilla Tactics to Keep Yourself Healthy at Home, at Work and in the World, remarked, "We won't always be able to prevent ourselves from coming into contact with germs, butit's absolutely imperative to our health to doRead More »from Exposed! The 6 Germiest Places in Your Home