The 10 Unhealthiest Places In Your Home

woman holding miniature house( – According to experts, everything you do in your daily life, from where you stand in fitness class to the place you choose to store your meds, can have a surprising effect on everything how much you weigh to how often you need to go to the doctor.

The Unhealthiest Place For Your Toothbrush: The Bathroom Sink

There’s nothing wrong with the sink itself, but it’s generally right next to the toilet. There are 3.2 million microbes per square inch in the average toilet bowl, according to germ expert Chuck Gerba, PhD, a professor of environmental microbiology at the University of Arizona. When you flush, aerosolized toilet ickyness is propelled as far as 6 feet, settling on whatever is nearby, including the floor, the sink, and your toothbrush.

The Best Place: “Keep your toothbrush behind closed doors—in the medicine cabinet or a nearby cupboard,” Gerba says.

The Unhealthiest Place For Your Gym Shoes: The Bedroom Closet