Feb 02, 2015 6:00 AM

Author: Office of Public Affairs

When you think of areas at home that harbor germs, the bathroom might be top of mind. But a study by NSF International proved that the kitchen was by far the germiest room in the home. When is the last time you wiped down the refrigerator handle or the buttons on your stove? “Most people take steps to clean bathrooms and perceived dirty places,” says Nathan Bexfield, MD, a pediatrician at University of Utah Health. “But there are lots of germy places at home that you might miss.” Here are five items at home that have more germs than your average toilet. 

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