The 8 germiest places in the mall, according to CNN, are:
1. Restroom sinks
2. Food court tables
3. Escalator handrails
4. ATM keypads
5. Toy stores
6. Fitting rooms
7. Gadget shops
8. Makeup samples
The filthiest area in a restroom (and therefore in the whole mall) isn't the toilet handle or the doorknob - it's the sink. The sink area is a moist environment, so bacteria can survive longer there.
Researchers found food, E. coli, urine, mucus, feces, and blood on escalator handrails. Where there is mucus, you may also find cold and flu viruses.
Each key on an ATM contains, on average, 1,200 germs. Protect yourself: "Knuckle" ATM buttons.
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The 8 germiest places in the mall. CNN.
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