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How many germs are on the surface of a kitchen sponge and how often should it be changed: an expert's answer

Iryna MelnichenkoFood
Kitchen sponges
Kitchen sponges

A kitchen sponge is an indispensable item in every kitchen. But not everyone knows how long it can be used to keep it safe and how many germs it can contain.

Kitchen Sponges

Hlib Repich, PhD in Chemistry, shared on Instagram how many germs can be on a kitchen sponge and how often it needs to be changed.

Expert post

An expert experimented with a sponge that had been used to wash dishes for 2 weeks. As a result of the experiment, he found that the surface of the sponge retains a lot of different microbes that can be dangerous and can even cause various infections.

Microbes on the surface of a sponge

The expert noted that this is the dirtiest item he has ever tested!

Dangerous microorganisms on the surface of the sponge

Very important: experts recommend changing your kitchen sponge at least once a week!

How often do you need to change sponges

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