Study names filthiest surfaces in 6 major cities
New list of filthiest surfaces in America is released. Video by ktnv.comvideo
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A new study by Kimberly-Clark has come out with a list of the filthiest items that people come into contact with on a daily basis.
Trained hygienists tested surfaces in six cities and found that 71 percent of gas pump handles had high levels of contamination.
The cities tested included Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami and Philadelphia.
Other surfaces that tested high for germs were mailbox handles, escalator rails, ATM buttons, parking meters and kiosks, crosswalk buttons, and vending maching buttons.
According to health officials, most cold and flu viruses are spread when people touch contaminated surfaces. Doctors recommend frequent hand washing to reduce the risk of getting sick.