Next time you pump your own gas, you might just want to wear gloves. According to a report released by Kimberly Clark Professional, gas pump handles rank as one of the dirtiest surfaces that Americans touch on a regular basis. Yuck.

But it’s not just your local gas pump that’s teeming with germs. Mailbox handles, escalator rails and ATM buttons are filthy too and pose a high risk for illness, the report said. Remember: hedge your bets and always carry a bottle of hand sanitizer.




Here’s a list of all the dirty stuff you should avoid like the plague (pun intended):

1. Gas pump handles

2. Mailbox handles

3. Escalator rails

4. ATM buttons

5. Parking meters/kiosks

6. Crosswalk buttons

7. Vending machine buttons

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