Do you use kitchen towels? They can cause food poisoning

Your tea towel is absolutely disgusting and could give you food poisoning

"Our study demonstrates that the family composition and hygienic practices in the kitchen affected the microbial load of kitchen towels", said Susheela D.

They found that E.coli was more likely to be found on tea towels that are used for several purposes such as drying kitchen utensils and wiping surfaces, as well as drying hands.

Researchers examined 100 towels for one month and found bacteria growth on almost half (49 per cent) of them.

Of the 49 towels showing bacterial growth, nearly three-quarters grew bacteria normally found in the intestines, such as E. coliand Enterococcus species.

Out of these 49 per cent had bacterial growth which increased in number with extended family, presence on children and increasing family size.

Out of these 49 samples positive for bacterial growth, 36.7 per cent grew coliforms, 36.7 per cent Enterococcus spp and 14.3 per cent S. aureus.

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Baughn also notes it's important to remember that if you cut yourself while cooking, don't grab that kitchen towel you used to dry food or clean potentially contaminated surfaces.

The researchers distributed the towels and then collected them after one month use. The researchers cultured the bacteria and identified them by standard biochemical tests. Humid towels also have more bacteria compared with the dry ones.

S. aureus was isolated at a higher rate from families of lower socio-economic status and those with children.

Coliform bacteria and staphylococcus were found at a "significantly higher prevalence" on towels from meat-eating households. The risk of having coliforms (Escherichia coli) was higher from humid towels than the dried ones, from multipurpose towels than single-use ones and from families on non-vegetarian diets. The researchers said that the data suggest that unhygienic handling of non-vegetarian food commonly happens in the kitchen.

The research is being presented at the annual meeting of the American Society for Microbiology in Atlanta, Georgia.

"Kitchen towels won't necessarily make you sick", he told CBS News, "but they are a reservoir for these organisms that can sometimes be problematic. Bigger families with children and elderly members should be especially vigilant to hygiene in the kitchen", Biranjia-Hurdoyal suggested.

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