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Warning: These two unusual places in your home are hidden bacteria breeding grounds!

by , 26 July 2013

You home may not be as clean as you think it is. In fact, there are certain places in your home that are breeding grounds for superbugs. Read on to find out what these places are and what you can do to remedy the situation.

Believe it or not, there are places in your home that are breeding bacteria. This, despite how much you clean.

Do you know what these places are?

Two places in your home that are vulnerable to hidden germs

#1: The shower. You know that ‘soap scum’ that builds up in your shower when you haven’t cleaned it in a while? That’s not soap. It’s actually bacteria that love the warm, moist conditions in your shower.

Most of the bacteria that live on your shower curtain and walls are harmless. But your showerhead is an exception
“It’s warm, moist and dark, just the perfect place for Staphylococcus, legionella and Mycobacterium avium. They come in with the water supply and multiply in the nice little cave in your showerhead,” writes Christine O’Brien in Nutrition & Healing.

The good news is you can clean your showerhead or replace it with a rain-type head, which doesn’t create fine bacteria mist you can inhale. Click here for a detailed method of how you can clean your showerhead.

#2: The fridge: “In a 2008 study, 23.4% of tested fridges were home to bacteria that cause respiratory infections. The veggie crispers had the highest concentrations,” writes O’Brien.

Luckily, there’s an easy fix for this.

When you clean your fridge, don’t just give it a quick wipe down. Take the drawers out and get all the nooks and crannies where bacteria thrive.

“The good news is that you don’t have to panic over these hidden superbug breeding grounds, unless you have a compromised immune system,” says O’Brien. But this is a reminder that no matter how clean you think your home is, germs are going to find a way to multiply.

So be cautious and clean these areas regularly.

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