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Cars Dirtier Than Public Toilet Seats

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on April 26, 2011 at 4:15 PM
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 Cars Dirtier Than Public Toilet Seats

British researchers have warned that a cars steering wheel is 9-times dirtier than a public toilet seat. It has been proved that a cars interior plays host to several harmful bacterial species, especially if people eat in it and leave litter or uneaten food around. It was found that almost 42% of drivers ate regularly in their cars, while only 33% cleaned their car's interior every year and 10% never thought of doing so.

According to the researchers at the Queen Mary University, about 80 bacteria can be found in each square inch of a public toilet, while more than 700 harmful bacteria inhabit the interior of a car. It was found that the car boot is the dirtiest area with about 1,000 bacteria in every 1and1/2 square inches. Bacillus cereus (a bug that causes food poisoning) was also identified by the scientists.

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The study suggests that it would be wise to regularly clean up the inside and outside of the car to avoid potential health risks.


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