Drop The Sponge! The Traditional Kitchen Sponge May Be The Most Dangerous Item In Your Home

Read our post and find out why the traditional kitchen sponge may be the most dangerous item in your home!


Keeping a home clean today is a constant job. It is constant because we use tools in our home that harbor bacteria and end up making our home more full of germs than it was before! The kitchen sponge is one of those tools. Our treated sponge is not guilty of any of the disparities shared here because it is armed with our Everest Microbial Defense, take a look and see what your kitchen sink sponge is doing to your home.

In an article by Huffington Post Healthy living, they share the wisdom of Dr. Philip Tierno on sponges. He is the author of Secret Life of Germs, and professor of Microbiology and Pathology at NYU Langone.

Major takeaways:

  1. When you are cleaning and leave a sponge wet, new bacteria grows at a rate of once every twenty minutes until their net use.

  2. Even when cleaning after using vegetables in the kitchen, those vegetables might be carrying e-coli that can lodge itself within the sponge.

  3. Cleaning your dishes with a sponge does not make them clean. The bacteria and germs on the plate may be wiped off, but the existent and developed bacteria on the sponge transfers on to the plate a produces a top layer of bacteria.

Another prevalent article in dirty sponge awareness is from The Daily Mail. It details the work and studies of Dr. Charles Gerba, professor of microbiology at the University of Arizona, and other respected microbiologists around the world.

Major Takeaways:

  1. There are 10 MILLION bacteria per square inch on a sponge used in the kitchen.

  2. There is bacteria sometimes found on sponges that can cause Guillan-Barre syndrome, a syndrome that can lead to a loss of movement.

  3. A kitchen sponge is 200,000 times dirtier than a toilet seat.

The daily mail also shares a multi-step process for disinfecting your sponge. But why subject yourself to extra work?

Cleaning your home is already enough stress without adding another bullet point to that to-do list. Everest Microbial Defensedoes not add to your to-do list. Everest Microbial Defense knocks out bullet points from that list.

Check out our major takeaways:

  1. With our EV360™ solution, the surfaces you use it on will stay and disinfect for 90 days. Protecting your home from those incoming germ and bacteria invaders.

  2. If you use our sponge pre-treated with EV360™, germs will not have a chance to grow.

  3. Our atom-sized spikes in our EV360™ solution are 99.96% effective at killing the dangers we cannot see - germs, bacteria, mold, mildew, and viruses. This is the same solution on our treated sponges, so say goodbye to 10 million bacteria per square inch.

Well, we believe the verdict is out. If you read this article, and you continue to clean your dishes and kitchen sink with that hazardous sponge, think of Everest Microbial Defenseand how you could be protecting you and your home from everything you are throwing at it.