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Do you see a black fungus on the seal around your dishwasher door or inside your dishwasher? It may be Exophiala dermatitidis, a fungus that likes high heat and is resistant to most detergents. Scrub it away with a paste of vinegar and baking soda. While you're in the dishwasher, pour a couple of cups of vinegar in the bottom and run a cycle to kill other tough germs.

From: Fighting Kitchen Germs: Dos and Don'ts WebMD Medical Reference

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Donna Duberg, assistant professor of clinical laboratory science, Saint Louis University.

Tierno, P. , Atria, 2001. The Secret Life of Germs

Philip M. Tierno, director of clinical microbiology and immunology, New York University Langone Medical Center.

USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service: "Cutting Boards and Food Safety."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on December 05, 2017

SOURCES:

Donna Duberg, assistant professor of clinical laboratory science, Saint Louis University.

Tierno, P. , Atria, 2001. The Secret Life of Germs

Philip M. Tierno, director of clinical microbiology and immunology, New York University Langone Medical Center.

USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service: "Cutting Boards and Food Safety."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on December 05, 2017

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