This week the Star Tribune reported some dirty little secrets – literally DIRTY – about the germs and bacteria that you can find in some unexpected places. The paper reported on a British study from last year that found “mobile phones harbor 18 times more bacteria than a flush handle in a typical men’s restroom.” Does that make you want to use the speaker-phone feature instead of holding your phone against your face?
In the same article, another item is mentioned for being filled with germs – and this one will make you think twice about eating in the car. “…a steering wheel has 700 different bacteria per square inch compared with a public toilet seat with 80 different bacteria per square inch.”
The next time you’re at the store, you might want to grab some anti-bacterial wipes or hand sanitizer – to go!