Tyler, Texas — Recent studies show that some bacteria may be lurking in your kitchen sink and you might not even know.
Environmental scientists are suggesting that some of the germ hotspots in your bathroom are often cleaner than the ones in your kitchen.
Although you might think that after you wipe down the counter and rinse out your sink your kitchen is clean enough, think again.
Director of Infection Prevention at Trinity Mother Frances, Sylvia Radcliffe told KETK that chicken, eggs, and raw meats can harbor bacteria.
Reports show that sponges and dish rags are the dirtiest and the ironic part is those are the things you use to "clean."
Radcliffe told KETK that people need to wash an launder their kitchen cloths often, since they can carry salmonella from cleaning out your sink. Also, you don't want to cut up your chicken on the same board as your vegetables because your vegetables aren't cooked.
Rinsing your chicken and meats in your kitchen without cleaning it afterwards could possibly spread Listeria which could possibly make it onto your veggies through cross-contamination.
Also E-Coli can form in your sink that is a normal body flora that is usually seen in the GI tract, Radcliffe tells KETK, and can infect people who don't use good hand hygiene.
Experts tell KETK too refrigerate your raw foods and wash them thoroughly before eating, especially in the Summer heat.