The Germiest Places in the World

By June 28, 2011January 28th, 2015Cleaning And Disinfecting, Hand Care

Forensic Science Technician published a list of the 50 Germiest Places in the World. We broke the items out into categories for easy comparison.

Personal / Household

Kitchen Sink

As we have posted before, the kitchen sink is typically the germiest place in the house.

  • Kitchen sinks
  • Underwear
  • Purses and handbags
  • Wet laundry
  • Keyboards
  • Cell phones
  • Kitchen sponges
  • Bath tubs & shower curtains
  • Vacuum cleaner bags
  • Beds
  • Money
  • Soap (especially bars)
  • The human mouth


Portable Toilets

When you leave the house, don’t touch anything. And wash your hands.

  • Portable toilets
  • Door handles
  • Outdoor music festivals
  • Playgrounds
  • Hotel linens and towels
  • Keyboards
  • Communal office equipment (staplers, copiers, etc.)
  • Schools
  • Airplane bathrooms
  • Water parks
  • Healthcare facilities
  • Nursing homes
  • Zoos
  • ATM machines
  • Dumpsters
  • Public transportation
  • Gym equipment

Cities / International Locations

Kissing the Blarney Stone

Most of these places are not popular travel destinations, but a couple are. If you go to Ireland, don’t kiss the Blarney Stone. Thousands of other tourists just kissed it before you.

  • The Blarney Stone
  • Baku, Azerbaijan
  • Ganges River
  • Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Antananarivo, Madagascar
  • Oscar Wilde’s grave
  • Port au Prince, Haiti
  • Mexico City, Mexico
  • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Mumbai, India
  • Baghdad, Iraq
  • Almaty, Kazakhstan
  • Brazzaville, Congo

Places you probably never go

Slaughterhouse cattle bodies

Unless you work in one of these industries, it is unlikely you will come in direct contact with these places. Hopefully.

  • Slaughterhouses
  • Monkey cages
  • Landfills
  • Fish farm lakes
  • Sewers
  • Waste treatment ponds
  • Murder/suicide scenes
  • Farms

HT: Kaivac