Kitchen Towels Laden With Bacteria

 

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In addition, damp towels had more bacteria than dry ones, the investigators found. Of the 49 samples that were infested with bacteria, 37 percent had Escherichia coli (E. coli), 37 percent had. The answer could be yes if you use the towel for many purposes, have a large family and are not a vegetarian, according to a new study of germs lurking on towels. Forty-nine percent of the kitchen towels collected for the study were laden with bacteria, and the bacterial count.

In addition, damp towels had more bacteria than dry ones, the investigators found. Of the 49 samples that were infested with bacteria, 37 percent had Escherichia coli ( E. coli ), 37 percent had Enterococcus, and 14 percent were infected with Staphylococcus aureus (. The answer could be yes if you use the towel for many purposes, have a large family and are not a vegetarian, according to a new study of germs lurking on towels. Forty-nine percent of the kitchen towels collected for the study were laden with bacteria, and the bacterial count increased with the number of family members and kids, researchers from the Indian Ocean island/nation of Mauritius. The answer could be yes if you use the towel for many purposes, have a large family and are not a vegetarian, according to a new study of germs lurking on towels.

Forty-nine percent of the kitchen towels collected for the study were laden with bacteria, and the bacterial count increased with the number of family members and kids, researchers from the Indian Ocean island/nation of Mauritius reported. The answer could be yes if you use the towel for many purposes, have a large family and are not a vegetarian, according to a new study of germs lurking on towels. Forty-nine percent of the kitchen towels collected for the study were laden with bacteria, and the bacterial count increased with the number of family members and kids, researchers from the Indian Ocean island/nation of Mauritius.

A new study suggests that your dish towels are teeming with bacteria that can potentially cause food poisoning and other foodborne illnesses. Researchers from the University of Mauritius cultured. In one study (which has not yet been published) Gerba says he found that nearly 90% of bathroom towels were contaminated with coliform bacteria and.

SCRUBIT Microfiber Cleaning Cloth Lint Free Anti-Bacterial Towels for House, Kitchen, Cars, Windows -Ultra Absorbent and Super Soft Wash Cloths – 12 Pack (12 x 12 Inches) 4.5 out of 5. To counter this accumulation of bacteria, the researchers suggested “frequent replacement or decontamination of kitchen towels.” Simply washing the towels in the sink with some detergent won’t work, because bacteria like E. coli and Salmonella are resilient, and can repopulate them within 24 hours. Instead, dishcloth users can soak the cloths in 4,000 milligrams per liter of bleach for.

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To avoid drying your hands, wiping your counter and cleaning your dishes with a veritable petri dish of microorganisms, wash cloths and towels often in hot soapy water or in the washing machine (with a little bleach if possible).

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  • It dosen’t suprise me one bit.Then again this could be part of the campaign to get people to cut back on the use of paper products in exchange for more eco friendly products…who knows.

  • Oh no youtube is broken again it said 12 comments and there’s actually 11. XD edit= Hahahaha now that i posted this comment it now says 14 even though there 13..

  • blech! my mother in law washes her dishes with her “dish towel” she’ll offer food (rarley) and I have to decline, because of this exact reason. It is the nastiest looking rag I have ever seen. not to mention I see her wipe the sink with it. No thanks!