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Good to see you Robert thanks very much we should mention that NSF international is a public health and safety organization you are based in Ann Arbor, Michigan you're joining us.
From the great about station WJBK in Detroit OK so what -- what is the journey -- room and our house Robert.
-- thing first of all thank you very much for having us this morning.
Well when we sit on the study I get questions all the time -- -- word we need to concentrate in the household on our clean and and this study actually unreal and -- a lot of misconceptions.
Our surveys show that the bathroom.
Was initially thought to be that there is -- we actually can perform the study the kitchen items that actually came across the board the -- -- our stuff.
-- -- not the bathroom but the kitchen.
Let me ask you first of all there's a bacteria.
That you've told us about that we should.
We should talk about is it called called form bacteria what is that.
Total coliform was members of that group of bacteria.
Including many of your common food borne pathogens such as E.
So we looked Nicole -- -- an indicator of potential fecal contamination in the us but that's a good -- because -- though this services our apologies to anyone breakfast while they watch us.
OK so where is this specific type of bacteria.
We talked about in the in the kitchen.
-- specifically where in the kitchen.
Across the word the household sponge came up.
Loaded with coal farms are used and -- Total bacteria even some -- -- -- So that was the highest I don't know of all of the 22 families that we studied in the thirty items within each household.
Okay so we have the list on on the screen there that is the -- followed by the kitchen sink.
Followed by your toothbrush holder.
Who would come in -- in the and then in the bathroom.
In the kitchen but I guess some people do question tickets thank.
Italian or anybody else that he didn't think.
You know I occasionally -- McCain in the kitchen and I can't get a and we'll have a look at Argentina wherever you -- on the pet bull Robert is number four and then up coffee -- reservoir.
Now this I was very unhappy about because I was try to think back to the last time I actually cleaned out my coffee maker.
I could not come up with that with the date specifically.
How often -- -- what what what are we need to do to make sure that these bacteria is our.
Are are -- eliminated.
There is some reverse its study on our website and -- dot org under the germs in the home section.
And we actually go through although the top ten items and discuss the best practices for cleaning sanitizing and we also have a frequency of cleaning.
For those items on there.
So you look -- you mentioned the number of the top five -- -- really a lot of those areas are.
Who locations that don't give that a complete cleaning or the frequency cleaning as -- -- so it's really a change in habit and that's really is one of the person -- -- -- though.
Showed misconceptions exist out there and really try and refocus and make your household a safer place.
-- we will go and check out your website but I've got to know quickly how often do you change the sponge.
In your house Robert.
I use -- this strategy has -- actually use that it is my sanitizing cycle my clothes washer to provide any carry over on that side.
If you do -- a sponge you -- microwave thing is another option to do eliminate -- some of the load.
But you know maybe a two week free frequency cleanup not expensive items but.
Can still do the job.
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