A new study says your kitchen towels might make you sick. The study suggests a lot of bacteria is growing on those towels you might be drying your dishes with.
The amount of bacteria found on the towels is dependent on how many people are using them and how much meat is consumed in your home.
The highest amount of bacteria was found on towels that were used for multiple things like cleaning surfaces, wiping hands and drying utensils. Wet towels are more of a problem than dry ones.
Researchers say multipurpose usage of towels can cause bacteria that are responsible for food poisoning.
Be honest. When was the last time you washed your kitchen towels?