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School of Biological and Behavioural Sciences

Why your steering wheel is dirtier than a public toilet seat


Dr Ron Cutler has discovered that a car steering wheel can harbour up to nine times the amount of germs found on the seat of a public lavatory. However, dirtier still is the boot of a car, with over 1,000 bacteria per square inch and a half, compared with 80 on a toilet seat. Dr Cutler comments: “Most people clean their homes but many are neglecting to clean their cars and are driving around in vehicles which resemble a rubbish bin." This story features in Mirror, Mail on Sunday and The Times of India.



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