Yuck! Survey Reveals Gas Pump Handles Among Dirtiest Surfaces in America
Next time you pump your own gas, you might just want to wear gloves. According to a report released by Kimberly Clark Professional, gas pump handles rank as one of the dirtiest surfaces that Americans touch on a regular basis. Yuck.
But it’s not just your local gas pump that’s teeming with germs. Mailbox handles, escalator rails and ATM buttons are filthy too and pose a high risk for illness, the report said. Remember: hedge your bets and always carry a bottle of hand sanitizer.
Here’s a list of all the dirty stuff you should avoid like the plague (pun intended):
1. Gas pump handles
2. Mailbox handles
3. Escalator rails
4. ATM buttons
5. Parking meters/kiosks
6. Crosswalk buttons
7. Vending machine buttons
[via Good Morning America]