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Single toothbrush can contain over 10 million bacteria.

ISLAMABAD -- It might seem unlikely but old toothbrush is a huge bacteria magnet, according to the new study.A toothbrush can contain over 10 million bacteria including E. coli and Staph,

Live Science reported.Prosthodontist Dr Ann Wei from University of Manchester said that in an unbrushed mouth, there can be as many germs as a dirty bathroom floors. Toothbrush can be contaminated by the water splashed hen

we wash our hands, or worse, by bacteria from an open-flushed toilet.Nasties that fall from toilet spray remain airborne long enough to settle on surfaces throughout the bathroom.And if you drop your toothbrush on the floor, the five second rule does not apply. It picks up airborne bacteria that has settled on the floor and everything else that people traipse through via their feet.

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Publication:The Frontier Star (Northwest Frontier Province, Pakistan)
Date:Dec 14, 2017
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