It's that time of year when colds and flu are prevalent, and washing your hands as much as possible is the only defense you have to remain healthy. Weather Channel is bringing us some critical info to remind you why you need to wash your hands right now!

Below are some of the places that you might not normally think are filled with bacteria, but they certainly are. I can hear a collective shudder as you're reading this already.



  • Grocery Store Cart Handles
  • Table Surfaces and Condiments
  • Laundromats
  • Public Restrooms
  • Gas Pump Handles
  • Children's Playgrounds
  • Women's Desktops
  • Remote Controls
  • Cutting Boards
  • The Sink
  • Elevator Buttons
  • Money
  • Electronics Stores


It is interesting to note, as me and my co workers were going through this list, that a computer keyboard holds 400 times more germs than a toilet seat. Awesome. Where's my hand sanitizer????

Check out more of the germiest places around, and let me know how fast you're heading to the sink to wash your hands....