5 filthy things we touch all the time

These common things that we encounter, sometimes on a daily basis, are some of the filthiest things that you can touch.

1. Your smartphone

Bacteria and viruses from skin, your respiratory tract and from fecal matter can be found on cell phones.

2. Kitchen sponge

Many microbiologists say it's the dirtiest household item.

3. Dish towels

They often have the same bacterial issues as sponges.

4. Bed sheets

You should wash them once a week.

5. Shopping carts

They're a breeding ground for E. coli.

Moral of the story? Wash your hands often.

Source: Business Insider

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