Bacteria Facts – 95 Surprising Facts About Bacteria

Bacteria facts and information

Mobile phones have 18 times more bacteria than the toilet handles.

70% of the people wash their hands after using public toilet.

Bacteria can survive in both the hottest and the coldest environments. They have been found in hot springs of Yellowstone Park as well as in Antarctic.

The tray tables in Airplanes carry more bacteria than most household items.

Artificial sweeteners are harmful to gut bacteria and are also risk factor for developing diabetes as they can lead to elevated insulin levels, but part of the risk is due to damage to the microbiome.

Vaccines are created by weakened bacteria.

The chlorine in the swimming pool doesn’t cause red eyes. It is the bacteria in the water when combined with the chlorine that causes red eyes.

Within 5 hours, 1 bacterium can turn into more than 1 million bacteria.

Bacteria and viruses are the most common types of food poisoning.

Nearly one third of the bottled water purchased in the U.S. is contaminated with bacteria.