10 Common Household Items That Are Sworn Enemies of Our Health

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7. Toilet brushes 

There’s an ugly truth about toilet brushes: they harbor a lot of bacteria. They are supposed to keep your toilet bowl clean and shiny, but who’s cleaning and disinfecting them?  If cleaning the toilet is basically the most hated chore in our country, think about cleaning the toilet brush. Carpenter recommends purchasing a new one every six mounts.

8. Kitchen sponges

Kitchen sponges are a breeding ground for bacteria, which can cause illnesses because they are often left on your counters,” says Carpenter, who recommends replacing them at least once a week. Also, take into consideration that a study published in Scientific Reports explains that microwaving sponges didn’t significantly reduce their bacterial load when cleaned.

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