Towels are a breeding ground for germs in the home


At work, nurses are expected to be constantly on guard against the spread of germs, and multiple forms of new technology help make that an easier task. But are we as aware of germs after we get home?

A new study from the University of Arizona finds that some of the most germ-laden items in the home are our towels. In fact, the study finds that coliform bacteria was detected in 89 percent of kitchen dishtowels, and E. coli was found in 25.6 percent.


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