TV Remote Control Heads List of Top Five Items “That Most Badly Need Cleaning” in the

CANNOCK, England–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The TV remote control heads the list of the five items in the home that
are most in need of cleaning – according to new research by Microban.

The global leader in antibacterial solutions has unveiled their research
as part of the launch of a new web site –
– which highlights more than 90 unclean hotspots in the typical home.

The other items in the list are your toothbrush holder, kitchen sponges,
bath towels, pet toys and pet bowls.

Robb Gunn, managing director at Microban, said: “These are the objects
in your house that most badly need cleaning properly. The TV remote is
singled out because its controls are susceptible to harbouring
rhinovirus microbes, which cause colds.

“Similarly, your kitchen sponge is one of the worst germ magnets in your
home. Containing around 10 million bacteria per square inch, a typical
kitchen sponge is actually 200,000 times dirtier than a toilet seat.”
provides consumers with tips on how to clean hotspots, focusing
especially on the bathroom, bedroom, kitchen, laundry room and living
room. It also contains information on where to buy products featuring
antibacterial solutions.

Gunn said: “
provides consumers with easy to understand solutions for keeping their
homes cleaner and safer for their families. Our experts, weekly bloggers
and brand partners will provide regular information on how to help
create and maintain a cleaner home environment.”

The site will feature input from Microban partners including Panaria,
Whirlpool, Building Adhesives Ltd, Dunlop, Cosentino, EGL Homecare and
Bentley Brushware; and weekly blog posts on cleaning tips and short cuts
around the home. Also, look out for the quizzes on TheCleanerHome
Facebook page.

About Microban®

Microban International, Ltd. is a global technology and marketing
company dedicated to enhancing high quality consumer, industrial and
medical products with branded built-in protection from microbes. The
Microban® brand is an important consumer Trustmark for effective and
long lasting antimicrobial product protection. Microban International
licenses the Microban® global brand name, sells custom-engineered
compounds, and provides a range of services, including regulatory and
marketing support. Microban International is headquartered in North
Carolina with operations in North America, Europe and Asia. For more
information on Microban, please visit


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