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Though there’s some disagreement on which type of cutting board is more sanitary—wood or plastic—they all contain a lot of bacteria. According to Dr. Charles Gerba at the University of Arizona, there is 200 times more fecal bacteria on the average cutting board than a toilet seat—mostly from the raw meat you've been slicing and dicing. While you try to get that disturbing statistic out of your head, you can give your cutting board an extra scrub with good old-fashioned hot water and soap.
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