What's cleaner -- a toilet bowl or a kitchen sponge?

Lots More Information

Related HowStuffWorks Articles


  • "Kitchen sponges and the environment." greenlivingtips.com, February 17, 2009. http://www.greenlivingtips.com/articles/51/1/Kitchen-sponges.html
  • Kontranowski, Liberty. "Washing Your Dishes in the Toilet is Cleaner than in the Kitchen Sink." blisstree.com, August 27, 2008. http://www.blisstree.com/healthbolt/washing-the-dishes-in-your-toilet-is-cleaner-than-in-the-kitchen-sink/
  • Mann, Denise. "Germs in the Kitchen." webmd.com, 2009. http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/features/germs-in-kitchen
  • "Microwave Your Kitchen Sponge To Keep It Clean." sciencedaily, April 25, 2007.http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/04/070423120145.htm
  • O'Driscoll, Sean. "Bathrooms are more sanitary than the average kitchen, study finds." mlive.com, April 25, 2008. http://blog.mlive.com/bctimes_entertainment/2008/08/bathrooms_are_more_sanitary_th.html
  • Trapani, Gina. "Why You Should Clean Your Keyboard-Right This Minute." lifehacker.com, May 6, 2008.http://lifehacker.com/387598/why-you-should-clean-your-keyboard++right-this-minute