Sunday 10 December 2023

Three germ facts to shock you

Fact 1: 
There can be up to 10 million bacteria on your fingertips at any given time.

As your hands continue to touch other surfaces, new bacteria replace dead sources.

graphic of a magnify glass with germs on the inside
Fact 2:
A single gram of feces contains a trillion germs.

2 million bacteria per square inch are on the average public restroom floor.

three water droplets formed in a triangle
Fact 3:
Flushing a toilet can spread droplets out of the toilet 3-6 feet.

Norovirus (stomach flu) can be easily spread in communal bathrooms as well as other non-obvious pathogens like SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19).

Interesting facts, via Kismet Technologies


Posted by Dr. Tim Sandle, Pharmaceutical Microbiology Resources (

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