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How can kitchen sponges cause food poisoning?

A smelly, wet kitchen sponge is a sure sign of one thing: bacteria. Reusing a sponge that's contaminated is dirty business. You can easily spread bacteria to other kitchen surfaces and utensils, increasing your chances of foodborne illness or food poisoning.

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