Places In Homes That Breed Germs

A house may look clean, but looks can be deceiving. Bacteria and other dangers could be building up in certain areas, poised to make your life difficult.

Popular Mechanics identifies several spots inside homes that can serve as breeding grounds for germs.

Included are dishwashers, which tend to lull people into a false sense of security, given all the hot water and soap that swirls around in them. It turns out species of fungi that can infect humans can fester in dishwashers’ rubber seals.

Also ripe for germ orgies are shower heads, which can contain staphylococcus, legionella, among other gunk, that comes from public water.

What cleaning rituals do you use to keep bugs at bay?

5 Places in Your Home That are Breeding Superbugs [Popular Mechanics via Boing Boing]