10 Common Household Items That Are Sworn Enemies of Our Health

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1. Water filters

Your water filter is a breeding ground for bacteria, especially when you don’t change it frequently. “The filter on your refrigerator doesn’t just affect the water you drink, it also affects the quality of the ice it’s making,” explains Jennifer Rodriguez, chief hygiene officer at Pro Housekeepers, who actually recommends replacing water filters every six to eight months.

2. Toothbrushes 

“Most people do not clean their toothbrushes as often as they should, and they harbor germs,” explains Tom Klimaszewski, a certified infectious disease prevention expert with the Chicago-based cleaning service, Bee Line Support. Also, did you know that toilet flushes can spread bacteria up to six feet? Store your toothbrush inside a drawer to prevent E.coli infection!

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