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The Ultimate Toilet Bowl vs Kitchen Sponge Cleanliness Quiz
by Staff
Did you know that your innocent looking dish sponge could be making you or your family sick? Did you ever cast a suspicious eye toward your kitchen sponge when you suffered from stomach problems or diarrhea?

What is a proven fact that you should know about your kitchen sponge?

  • Your kitchen sponge should be washed after each use.
  • You should never use a sponge in the kitchen as germs breed faster in a sponge than a dishcloth.
  • Your kitchen sponge is a haven for breeding bacteria because of left over trapped food particles.

What have multiple tests and studies confirmed about your kitchen, over beyond reasonable doubt?

  • Your kitchen is only slightly cleaner than a typical bathroom or toilet.
  • You kitchen has more germs and is dirtier than a typical bathroom or toilet.
  • Using a dishwasher instead of a sponge to wash dishes will insure that your kitchen is cleaner than your toilet

What percentage of kitchen sponges in the United States contained harmful bacteria in a recent study?

  • 98 percent
  • 85 percent
  • 75 percent

What bacteria count is considered to indicate a high concentration of bacteria?

  • 100,000 per square centimeter
  • 75,000 per square centimeter
  • 50,000 per square centimeter

What percentage of kitchen sponges in an International study contained high levels of harmful bacteria?

  • 90 percent
  • 80 percent
  • 70 percent

What bacteria are we talking about when we use the term harmful bacteria?

  • e-coli
  • salmonella
  • both of the above

What did a study completed on a sample of 20 homes from seven regions around the world discover about germs?

  • There is a higher concentration of germs on a kitchen counter than on the rim of a toilet bowl.
  • Kitchen sinks with food particles around the drain contain more germs than a flushed toilet bowl.
  • Clean kitchen sinks still contain more germs than a flushed toilet bowl.

What do experts recommend that you do to disinfect your kitchen sponge?

  • Soak your sponge in a solution of household bleach on a regular basis.
  • Wet your kitchen sponge, wring it out and pop it in the microwave for two minutes.
  • Soak your sponge in a solution of vinegar and lemon juice between uses.

What percentage of bacteria is killed when you microwave a damp sponge for two minutes?

  • 99.9 percent
  • 90.5 percent
  • 85.8 percent

What did a study on bacteria that was completed in the UK in 2008 discover?

  • Your television remote control has more bacteria on it than your toilet does.
  • A typical doorknob has more bacteria on it than your toilet does.
  • Your computer keyboard has more bacteria on it than your toilet seat does.