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What's Your Sanitary IQ?

Are you a germ destroyer?

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    Every five days
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    Every week
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    Every two weeks
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    You should be washing your sheets at least every other week!

    You'd be surprised how fast dust, sweat, and dead skin builds up in there. Be sure to wash your sheets with HOT water to kill bacteria. If you sweat at night, you may want to wash your sheets every week.

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    True
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    False
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    False!

    Washing your hands with soap and water still beats hand sanitizer, although it does kill a significant amount of germs. If your only option is hand sanitizer, it will still be effective in a pinch.

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    After wearing them two times
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    After wearing them four times
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    After wearing them six times
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    You should wash jeans after wearing them four times.

    You actually don't have to wash your jeans every time you wear them. It just wears them out quicker.

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    Every month
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    Every season
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    Every year
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    You should wash your comforter and pillows with every changing season.

    If you're getting over any sickness or virus, you should clean them immediately after you start getting better.

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    10 seconds
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    15 seconds
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    20 seconds
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    Be sure to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds!

    If you sing the "Happy Birthday" song twice, your hands are good to go.

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    True
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    True!

    Wearing earbuds a ton can cause excess wax buildup, but it can be managed. A prominent risk factor is sharing earbuds without cleaning them, as infections can transfer.

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    About every month
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    About every two months
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    About every three months
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    You only need to change it every three months!

    Surprisingly, your toothbrush can last up to four months before needing to be changed. Obviously, if you're sick, buy a new toothbrush ASAP.

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    Every week
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    Every two weeks
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    Every month
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    You should clean your purses and briefcases every week!

    When you think about it, it makes sense. You're constantly resting your purse on the ground and public surfaces. It's also pretty common for them to carry E. coli. : / So be sure to wipe them down at the end of the week.

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    A computer keyboard
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    A toilet seat
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    A cutting board
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    Unfortunately, the keyboard is the worst.

    Keyboards can have up to 400 times the bacteria as a toilet seat. Surprisingly, your toilet seat has less bacteria than a cutting board as well.

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    Twice a day
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    Once a day
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    Once every other day or two
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    Meh, you don't need to shower every day.

    Showering's overrated, and when you do it more than once a day, it can take the good bacteria away from your skin and dry it out.

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    The coffee reservoir
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    Pet toys
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    The kitchen sponge
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    The kitchen sponge is the dirtiest of the dirty!

    Because you're cleaning dirty bacteria-ridden dishes, your damp sponge can take on a ton of germs, especially sitting there after using it. Be sure to sanitize it after each round of dishes. Surprisingly, your coffee reservoir isn't too far behind the sponge.

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    Two hours max
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    Six hours max
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    12 hours max
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    Dishes should only stay in the sink for two hours MAXIMUM.

    Looks like your days of keeping dirty dishes in the sink for days may be over. After using a dish, it needs to be washed within two hours of being in the sink. If not, you better get some bleach or boiling water out.

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    Every single use
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    After three to five uses
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    After about seven uses
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    Throw your towels in the washer every three to five uses.

    Because of how much dead skin and moisture it sucks up, your towel can become a breeding ground for nasty bacteria. Wash them after a couple showers plz.

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    Your belly button
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    Your hands
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    Your anus
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    Your hands are actually insanely nasty!

    According to multiple tests by "The Germ Guy" Jason Tetro, the hands are the germiest part of the human body because of everything we touch throughout the day. This is why hand washing is so important.

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    Every day
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    Every other day
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    Every two days
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    COME ON, that was obviously a trick question!!

    Yes, you should change your underwear every damn day. Why? Moisture, heat, nastiness. Your body releases some icky shit throughout the day.

 
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