Scientists have described how E. coli might be in the kitchen
MOSCOW, Feb 2 — RIA Novosti. Kitchen hand towel can be a breeding ground for E. coli while not frequent washing, found researchers from the University of Arizona. Scientific publication hosted on the website of the University.
NewsDishwasher turned out to be a habitat for germs and fungi
In their study, the experts wanted to know how bacteria can thrive in towels they use to wipe hands, dishes or kitchen surfaces. For this, the researchers studied 82 kitchen towels, taken from different families of five major U.S. and canadian cities. The study on 89,0% of them found coliforms, and 25.6% — E. coli.
E. coli was wound up in those towels that are not worn for longer.
“Many people do not wash their hands thoroughly, so when they wipe them on the towel they rubbed them bacteria. After about two days, if you wipe the face towel, you will spread more E. coli than if you put your head in the toilet and hit the flush,” said one of the study’s authors Charles coat of Arms in an interview with Time.
Coliforms belong to the family Enterobacteriaceae, among which there are also pathogens such as Salmonella and the plague Bacillus.