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Did you know that your trash bin is a major breeding ground for bacteria?

There are numerous types of bacteria that can be spread by touching dirty and contaminated trash bins.

Here is a list:

  • Salmonella – which causes typhoid fever, enteric fever, gastroenteritis
  • Escherichia coli or E. coli – a bacteria that is found in uncooked beef, unpasteurized milk and in cucumbers. Any discarded products that are known to contain the bacteria can possibly contaminate trash bins. E. coli infection symptoms include abdominal cramps, diarrhea, vomiting and tiredness
  • Listeria – Listeria monocytogenes are germs that can be found in meat, poultry, raw milk, and some vegetables and, unlike many other bacteria groups, they can flourish at low temperatures, which means they can be found in your refrigerator and then end up in your trashcan
  • Common Cold Virus – Germs that cause the common cold virus can also find their way into trash bins via discarded napkins and tissues.