By Chuck Taylor

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 22 million sick days are taken each year due to the common cold alone.

The National Sanitation Foundation, now NSF International conducted an experiment using two elementary schools from Michigan to determine the germiest places are at your child’s school.

Here’s the list, measured in Total Aerobic Bacteria per Square Inch.

  1. Water Fountain – 2,763,000 CFU/in sq (Colony Forming Units / in sq)
  2. Cafeteria Tray/Plate – 33,800 CFU (tray) & 15,800 CFU (plate)
  3. Faucet – 32,000 CFU (cold handle) & 18,000 CFU (hot)
  4. Computer keyboard – 3,300 CFU
  5. Toilet – 3,200 CFU

So, I guess you’re better off eating lunch on the toilet than at your computer. No thanks!



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