6 common household items that can make you sick

Catch yourself constantly getting sick but not sure why? Ever thought that maybe it’s because of the cleanliness of your home?

Even though you’re vacuuming frequently and wiping down your shelves, you might be missing out on the actual culprits.

Here are some common household items that may be affecting your health.

1. Carpets
Since you shed an insane amount of skin that turn into dust, there’s no doubt that carpets collect a lot of dust. Thus, the chances for an allergy attack are high.

Dust can trigger your asthma attack. A weekly vacuum session can only do so much. Consider hiring cleaning experts to get your carpets professionally cleaned.

2. Chopping blocks
No matter how many times you wash your chopping block, it’ll never be properly “cleaned”. It comes into contact with many food products that get stuck in the cuts and grooves of your chopping block.

It is definitely a breeding ground for germs, but most of the bacteria are not harmful to you. However, if you do have a weak immune system, there is a chance of getting food poisoning.

3. Pillows
Your pillow affects your health as it is one of the dirtiest things in your bedroom. So, the next time you decide to put your pillow on your face, think again.

Pillows contain dust mites, skin cells, body secretions and maybe even dead bugs. Besides that, they are a breeding ground for super bugs that may cause skin infection. If you do not change your pillows regularly, you’ll end up sleeping with germs and bacteria.

4. Toothbrush holders
In any wet environment, there is a risk of mould growth. It is important to make sure that your toothbrush holder stays dry to prevent any mould growing on it.

If you are exposed to too much mould or if you accidentally ingest it while brushing your teeth, it can cause harm to your health. Mould can cause respiratory problems, eye and skin infections.

5. Kitchen sponges
You’ve all read articles about kitchen sponges being one of the dirtiest household items. You may even be surprised that something that cleans can be so dirty but it actually makes sense because while it’s cleaning off dirty scraps it is accumulating germs on itself.

If not disinfected properly, you’re just spreading more germs and bacteria on your “clean” dishes and risking food poisoning.

6. Remote controls
One of the most touched household item is the remote control. Studies shown that you’ll find E Coli on your remote. Everyone in your house is bound to hold the remote control.

It’s not only a breeding ground for bacteria, they’re probably having a party on your remote. So be sure to wipe your remote frequently with disinfectant.