If you have already tried to clean the dishwasher sponge in the microwave, you will be surprised now

It is not difficult to imagine how much bacteria can a dishwasher sponge harbor. The latest research has shown that these can’t be destroyed either in a microwave or in a dishwasher.

If you have already tried to clean the dishwasher sponge in the microwave, you will be surprised now

Researchers have come to the conclusion that one of the dirtiest objects in the kitchen is the one we use to clean dishes and utensils: on average, a dishwashing sponge contains more pathogens than the toilet seat.

During the experiments it was found that only 60% of the bacteria were destroyed when a sponge was heated up in a microwave. This alone would not be such bad news; however, the researchers also added that some micro-organisms actually start multiplying when exposed to high heat, so when the sponge is removed from the microwave, it will contain more bacteria than before.

This is not a thing to joke about, as E. coli, Staphilococcus and Salmonella are some of the pathogens that stay alive. To avoid health hazards, one thing has to be done rigorously: replace the dishwashing sponge at least once a week to protect yourself and your family from nasty infections.

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