Are you using the 5 second rule on your carpet? Well, you might want to rethink that.
Leigh Ann and Julie discuss the carpet and the 5 second rule.
Here are the facts!
We’ve all heard of the The 5-Second Rule: if food falls on the floor, pick it up within five seconds and you can eat it. Whatever germs are on the floor don’t have time to adhere to the food that quickly. Or do they? A recent national survey by Kelton Research found that nearly 60% of Americans admit to eating food that has fallen on the floor. Would they continue doing that if they knew a typical home carpet has up to 4,000 times more bacteria particles — even after vacuuming — than toilet seats? Here’s the total number of bacteria particles found on one-inch square samples of different household surfaces:
- Toilet seat: 49
- Kitchen counter: 1,686
- Kitchen tile: 2,546
- Bathroom floor: 18,025
- Carpet: more than 200,000