NEW YORK (WABC) --Many parents pack lunchboxes every day, but they may not stop and think about the germs that could be inside.
Lunchboxes may have more than food inside, perhaps a ham sandwich and an apple with a side of bacteria.
So with the help of a fifth-grade class at a suburban Philadelphia school, Good Morning America took a deeper look, swabbing 24 lunch boxes, both inside and out.
The samples were sent off to Dr. Susan Whittier, a microbiologist with New York Presbyterian Hospital at Columbia.
"I didn't think we were going to grow anything," she said. "And I was shocked at how wrong I was."
Every single lunch box tested was growing some sort of bacteria, and most carried the bacteria bacillus, often found in soil.
"It's not unexpected that we would find bacillus on the outside of fruits and vegetables," Dr. Whittier said.
But some included some really nasty bacteria. Four had staph, READ MORE