• The 18 germ-infested spots you forget to clean

Germ-infested items you need to clean

You may be a neat freak and keep your home super tidy but it is likely you may be missing some important areas that contain lots of germs and bacteria. Keep your family and friends safe by knowing which areas of the house need extra attention, but are continually forgotten.

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Feb 27, 2014

The 18 germ-infested spots you forget to clean

Get rid of bad bacteria and dirt in your home by cleaning these germ-infested areas that are commonly missed.

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  1. Jack06:33pm Saturday 01st March 2014 ESTReport Abuse

    Must have been a dull day at the Yahoo office. Let's be real about all that additional cleanliness. Fine, wash you hands after the loo visit, but becoming obsessed with cleanliness is ridiculous. I agree with one thing, public toilets should have push-doors. Seen the ads on telly - 99.9% germ free if you buy their expensive products? And unless you wash your hands in the special Dettol handwash, you almost put your life at risk. A good old-fashioned piece of soap will clean your hands nicely.

  2. June02:13pm Saturday 01st March 2014 ESTReport Abuse

    Hmmm,must take better care. I hear Pistorius, the Blade Runner, has a new girlfriend. Be wary of the toilet girlie. Used to be you onky had to worry about rats crawling in from the sewage pipes.

  3. Byron12:00pm Saturday 01st March 2014 ESTReport Abuse

    Germ phobia causes allergies in children.

  4. MeM03:35pm Thursday 21st June 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    I take it back about the remote, I missed it but yes they even painted it as death device.

  5. MeM03:32pm Thursday 21st June 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    What a load of rubbish. The only credible item is the door and handle to the toilet. It should be wiped often as regardless of how clean we are, some people don't was properly. And why the law does not DEMAND push open outward opening doors on public restrooms is beyond me. Those handles must be the worst of the worst regardless of if you did or did not wash. Back to this story, its proven that over the top hygiene is bad. Rather than cleaning keyboards wash your hands. I wonder how they missed the TV remote control.

  6. Belita03:08pm Thursday 21st June 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    When I look at the set of ads in the main page, this add reads: "Get rid of bad bacteria and viruses in your home by cleaning these germ-filled areas that are commonly missed." --- I thought we couldn't get rid of viruses... Some antibiotics kill bacteria, but everytime I have a virus my doctor never prescribes anything and says we will have to wait and see if the virus goes away... Please let us know how a cleaning product kills virus as I would like to become very rich.

  7. Errol T09:17am Thursday 21st June 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    This sort of garbage is driven by the makers and floggers of domestic cleaning stuff. Just think of the number of things your hands touch between finishing the paperwork and washing your hands after using the toilet; from adjusting your clothes, to lifting or lowering the seat, to flushing, to turning off the light, to opening the door, etc,etc. Bacteria everwhere, yet we do not have widespread bacteria-carried epidemics of dreadful diseases, as these articles would like you to believe if you don't use their products and have your entire life "99.99% germ free. GARBAGE!

  8. Honest Mike07:42am Thursday 21st June 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    @ Kid slug - Ha ha! There IS another duty you can add to her list: teach her fella how to spell, write and punctuate basic English.