Most of the fecal bacteria are in the Sink Not the Toilet!.
– All sinks are connected to the drains with in turns are connected to the sewer or septic tanks, where all bacteria thrive.
– Germs and bacteria can work their way up into your sink by the drain pipe, bringing:
Listeria, Salmonella, Norwalk, e-Coli, Hepatitis, Campylobacteriosis or others.
– There are 76 million reported cases of food-borne disease per year in the U.S.A. requiring 323,000 hospitalizations annually and causing 5,000 deaths per year.
– Infections are picked up in drains which are connected to the sewer and septic tanks.
– A new kitchen shows evidence of Salmonella infestations within only a weeks’ time.
– The sink may harbor microscopic germs that cause colds, diarrhea, food poisoning and even hepatitis or cancer.
– You can clean your sinks till they’re spotless and still be exposed to disease.
Source: Dept. of Environmental Microbiology, of the University of Arizona.