Research File: Microbes in the home

Microbes in the kitchen sink (© Sharp/Facebook)

Microbes are a major source of diseases: from colds, diarrhoeae and respiratory infections to salmonella. And most of thesse we pick up in the home. As Anne Blair Gould heard from one of her guests, it is safer to drink from the toilet bowl than from the kitchen sink. Other experts don’t quite agree. All you ever wanted to know about hygiene in the home.