Knoxville (WVLT) -- Think you know some of the dirtiest places across the nation?
The alarming news is a few of the top 12 dirty spots are inside your home.
We are taking a closer look at where you will find some of the top germs in covering East Tennessee health.
Number one, your kitchen sink.
Environmentalists say kitchen sinks are dirtier than most bathrooms.
Nearly more than 500-thousand bacteria per square inch in the drain.
To get rid of the germs, researchers suggest an antibacterial product.
Number two, airplane bathrooms.
No surprise here, there are large number of germs in most public restrooms.
Health experts recommend you use the paper cover when available and don't forget to wash your hands.
Number three, a load of wet laundry.
Researchers say anytime you move underwear from the washer to the dryer, there are chances you'll get e-coli on your hands.
Its recommended that you run your washer and dryer at 150 degrees and wash whites with bleach not the color-safe bleach.
Number four, public drinking fountains.
School fountains are the biggest offenders, with anywhere from 62,000 to 2.7 million bacteria per square inch on the spigot.
Number five, shopping cart handles.
Carts are high risk for you because they are handled by multiple people each day.
Its recommended that you use disinfectant wipes to help kill the germs.
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