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The kitchen sink sees it all: raw chicken, used coffee grinds, and mystery leftovers. Because of the large amount of cooking activity that happens in or around it, the sink can get pretty gross. The NSF found that sinks have a germ count of 31,905 microorganisms per 10 square centimeters—that's 70,000 times more bacteria than what's living on your toilet handle! To prevent bacteria from growing in the sink, sprinkle baking soda and wipe down with a vinegar-soaked paper towel or pull out the big guns by using a commercial disinfectant.
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