You may have heard conflicting ideas about bacteria: heat kills bacteria and bacteria thrives in hot environments – like the trashcan. Technically, both are true. Bacteria can grow at various temperatures, from your freezer to hot springs. There is a happy point between both extremes where most bacteria grow the best. There are also various kinds of bacteria.
What is the biggest health hazard for your family? Today, there are hazards everywhere! Keeping your family safe from the outside world is an uphill battle. However, a big health threat lives right under your roof.
Just because the temperatures outside are freezing, it doesn’t mean all germs and bacteria inside your trashcan are killed off. The cold temperatures of your garage or outdoors only slows bacteria growth.
Winter, spring, summer, or fall, trashcans are breeding grounds for bacteria and germs like Salmonella, E. Coli, and mold.