When you go home tonight, try this. Cut your vegetables or meat on your toilet seat. Gross right? Did you know the average cutting board has a lot more bacteria than the average toilet seat. Dr. Charles Gerba is a professor of microbiology known as “Dr. Germ” at the University of Arizona. He says the toilet seat is “one of the cleanest things you’ll run across in terms of microorganisms. It’s our gold standard. There are not many things cleaner than a toilet seat when it comes to germs.” A cutting board has four times the amount of fecal bacteria per square inch than the average toilet seat. He says we worry more about how clean a toilet seat is compared to that of a cutting board. Makes you wanna go home and throw out that old cutting board doesn’t it? To clean a plastic cutting board put it in the dishwasher. A wooden one can be placed in the sink and washed in hot water with some dish soap. Scrub it hard with a scrub brush!