Your steering wheel is dirtier than your toilet seat

According to a recent study, steering wheels are nine times more germ ridden than toilet seats. Time for a spring clean we think!

The Queen Mary University, London, discovered that around 80 bacteria are found on each square inch of toilet seat, compared to 700 on steering wheels.

They also discovered that 42% of motorists regularly eat behind the wheel and that only one third of us clean the inside of our car at least once a year.

However, its not just the steering wheel thats bad. They found car boots can have over 1,000 bacteria for every square inch and a half.

Its not friendly bacteria theyre talking about either. The researchers found the most common bacteria were bacillus cereus, which causes food poisoning and athrobacter, which is found in soil and human skin. Yummy!

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