Survey discovers germs associated with food poisoning, skin infection and vomiting
8 June 2010

Eating behind the wheel increases the risk of food poisoning, according to new research.

A survey discovered that germs associated with food poisoning, skin infection and vomiting were regularly found inside cars.

Areas of the car where the staphylococcus bacteria germ is most commonly found include the steering wheel, gear stick and door handles. The germ can lead to skin infections and food poisoning.

The Bacillus cereus bacteria forms spores that thrive in warm areas, and was particularly common near car heaters or where food crumbs collect, such as on seats. It can cause food poisoning, severe nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea.

Dr Anthony Hilton, reader in microbiology at Aston University, said: "People would be horrified at the prospect of eating from a toilet seat however they ought to be aware that eating from a contaminated car dashboard may represent the same health hazards."

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8 June 2010

how many different people drive your own car though, these bacteria will be millions less than found on supermarket pin key pads and ATM machines etc. where it only takes 1 person out of thousands to leave something nasty behind.

8 June 2010

Breaking news! Bears poo in woods, poo smells etc etc. beachland - are you one of those who carries hand sanitizer round with you everywhere? At times I am sure this is worse for us, as we don't build up natural immunity (most of our immune systems are pretty strong due to good diet etc)

8 June 2010

no, most of the time i'm worrying about other things.

8 June 2010

[quote Autocar]Areas of the car where the staphylococcus bacteria germ is most commonly found include the steering wheel, gear stick and door handles.[/quote]

That is because people pick their nose whilst driving.


Where has all Japanese design went to?

11 June 2010

Surely that is only a problem if its a used car, if its a new car then you've only yourself to blame...

What you need is Race Glaze Anti-Bacterial Cleaner which will kill off all these bugs.

14 April 2014
In the open places like gardens, parks and on road the Bacteria risk is high as compare to home and office and such closed places. Anyhow if you have proper accessories with you while looking to travel you can easily bear everything. Several of the companies are offering products specially designed to use during travel.

"Use travelling Units for better experience "

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