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It is a commonly held view that the mouth contain the most germs on the body, but that seems highly unlikely. Surely, it cannot have more bacteria than the anus that expel most of the body's waste. Do you have scientific evidence to support that view?

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    As I've pointed out I mentioned the bathroom,don't need scientific proof just common sense,this thread began with the mouth hygiene concern I believe.
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    LOL, Marlene. However the answer is palms, feet and forearms are the places on your body where germs mingle most according to a recent study done by Colorado University.
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      Thanks for that Sarah,things got a tendency to get off track on these sites from the original question asked.its like having a surgeon doing an operation  they scrub up for a good reason. Everyone uses a bathroom.Common sense hey.

         Same with the original question  buy a new toothbrush I've always got spares,think most households have.

      oh well on to another day put this one to bed subject for me .

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    Hi Sarah, Do you mean that those are the areas on the body most exposed to germs, not the 'dirtist' part of the body. I believe that was the word used in the original response. I have not had the chance to look at the study you mentioned. 
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    Hi Yvonne, the original post didn't differentiate between 'dirtiest' or 'most exposed' to germs. My initial post answers the latter. Drum roll please ....... it's the navel that is the dirtiest part of the body. 
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