It’s enough to give you nightmares: Recent testing found that pillowcases, bed sheets, and mattresses harbour millions of bacteria. (Ok maybe we’re being a wee bit over dramatic)
Tests were conducted on volunteers’ sheets and pillowcases every week over four weeks of use. The results found a higher bacteria count on the bedding than on many of the grimiest places in your home.Pillowcases washed a week ago have over 17,000 times the number of bacteria as a toilet seat!” the results shouted.
Not so fast, says germ expert Jason Tetro — after he was able to stop laughing. Tetro is a microbiologist and author of the bestseller, The Germ Files.
“They’re just playing on peoples’ fears,” said Tetro. “No one should ever take this type of study seriously.”
They simply can’t be compared to the germs found on a high-traffic bathroom doorknob, a slobbery pet toy, or a toilet seat.