Study: 50% of kitchen towels have harmful bacteria

Posted: 5:42 AM, Jun 11, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-11 10:42:52Z

Prepare to be disgusted by what can be found in your kitchen. We're talking about kitchen towels.

Researchers cultured the bacteria on 100 kitchen towels after a month of usage and discovered some pretty nasty findings.

Half were growing bacteria like staph and E. coli.

Germs were much more likely to be found on towels that didn't get to dry thoroughly, towels that were used for multiple purposes like drying dishes and hands, and towels in homes with children.