An article by Leslie Barker in the Dallas Morning News asks the question: "What's germier than a toilet seat?" And you may be surprised to learn that toilet seats are the least of our problems where germs are concerned. Here is the list of items we handle on a daily basis which are really germy.
Smart Phone (or dumb phone)
iPad and other tablets
Kitchen faucet handles
Washer load of underwear
Pet food dish
The best advice from this story to keep the germs from making you sick is to wash your hands frequently and add 20 extra seconds to the hand washing. This should reduce your risk of contracting colds, flu or intestinal problems by 40 percent.
I'll confess to being an obsessive hand washer and I never use a kitchen sponge or even a dish rag or dish towel. Paper towels are always at hand in the kitchen and I use and dispose of them all day long.