America’s newest water safety challenge is something you’ve never heard of
By Sandee LaMotte, CNN
6 minute read
2:27 PM EST, Thu December 17, 2020
Think the toilet is the dirtiest spot in the house? You'd be wrong. "There's more fecal bacteria in your kitchen sink than there is in a toilet after you flush it," said microbiologist Charles Gerba, known as "Dr. Germ."
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But if you flush with the toilet lid up, you can be spreading fecal material more than six feet. Yes, that means your toothbrush, towels and soap are being spattered with fecal matter.