(UPI) — HAMDEN, Conn., — You may want to stop worrying about the filth in your boyfriend's beard and pay a little more attention to the toothbrush you stick in your mouth twice a day.
According to a new study, toothbrushes in communal bathrooms are more than likely covered in fecal matter -- and potentially a haven for disease.
Researchers at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut recently analyzed the toothbrushes of resident students using a bathroom shared by at least nine people. They found 60 percent of the toothbrushes were contaminated with fecal matter, regardless of storage method.
Advertisement - story continues below