A recent study warns parents about the high levels of bacteria found on children’s toys, emphasizing the need for regular cleaning to prevent health risks such as bacterial gastroenteritis.
As parents unwrap the new toys for their kids, it’s vital to consider the cleanliness of their existing playthings. Recent findings suggest that children’s toys can carry more germs than some of the most commonly cleaned household objects.
Using colony-forming units (CFUs), researchers have identified high levels of bacteria on various children’s toys, emphasizing the need for regular cleaning.
A survey indicated that a significant number of American parents do not regularly sanitize their children’s toys, potentially increasing their exposure to harmful germs.