If there's one room in your house
that you definitely want to keep clean, it's your kitchen
. Aside from being a gathering place and the heart of your home, the kitchen is where you prepare and store your food. In an ideal world, it'd be utterly devoid of bacteria and germs. Unfortunately, that's hardly the case. In fact, according to a 2011 study conducted by NSF International
, most kitchens are home to more germs than most bathrooms. Specifically, they're a veritable breeding ground for coliform bacteria, which, per the research, was found on an astonishing 75 percent
of sponges and rags. (Ick!) Statistically speaking, this afflicts your home, too, so read on to find all of the health risks that could abound from slacking on your kitchen cleaning.