02/19/2015 12:00 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Your Cell Phone Is Grosser Than You Think

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Unless you live in a plastic bubble, germs and bacteria are on every surface you touch. Apparently, even washing your hands promises very little protection; one study revealed 25 percent of the public soap dispensers tested contained fecal bacteria. But what surfaces are the most notorious germ farms? We all know door handles are home to high populations of germs, but how do they compare with a cell phone? And who is more germ-ridden, men or women?

1. Cell phone vs. bathroom door handle cellphone and restroom

2. Toilet seat vs. purse toilet and purse

3. Grocery cart vs. gas pump cart and pump

4. Gym locker room floor vs. office desk locker room office

5. Restaurant lemons vs. New York City Subway escalators lemons and escalators

6. Lady estate vs. bachelor pad lady and man apartments

7. Lady fingers vs. man hands hands

Whether you're living in a germ metropolis or just have to visit a 20-year-old man's apartment, Clorox disinfecting products can help with even the germiest of surfaces.