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Top Hot Spots for Germs

by Lindsay Hutton

We all know germs and bacteria are almost everywhere, but where can you find the worst cases of the cooties? Check out this list of germ-laden culprits, and find out how you can protect your family without going overboard.

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Bedroom

Bed Sheets


You probably don't think about it, but as you're climbing into bed, all the germs you came into contact with that day are climbing in with you. Keep in mind most germs are completely harmless, and can actually help strengthen your immune system, but that doesn't mean you should never wash your sheets. The sweat, skin, and bacteria that accumulate every night can make your bed the perfect spot for more harmful germs to breed.

It's a good idea to change your sheets about once a week. Wash them in warm or hot water with a regular detergent. Bleach or a bleach-alternative is also a good way to keep them sanitized.

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