My house is filled with germs and so is yours.
Before you panic, it's important to remember that many germs—millions of them, in fact—are essential for our survival. A few thousand in our intestinal tract help us to digest food, and regular exposure to various bacterial and viral germs helps our bodies build immunities that keep us healthy.
Which germs actually end up making you sick depends on variables from who you are to where you live, but one thing is for sure: knowing where germs thrive and multiply can be a first step in keeping them at bay. Here, we've compiled a list of some of the places germs hide in most homes.