What is the Dirtiest Item in Hotels?
Researchers from the University of Houston took bacteria samples from several items in 9 hotel rooms in three regions of the United States. Not surprisingly the toilet and bathroom sink recorded high levels of bacteria but you might not realize that the TV remote control and the light switch on the bedside lamp had bacteria contamination 2 to 10 times the levels acceptable at hospitals; however, the highest levels of bacteria contamination were found in the maid’s floor mop and sponge. That’s a problem because it means that bacteria are being carried from room to room without being sanitized. You can read the full article online.
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