Car Steering Wheels Germier Than Public Toilet Seats
Germaphobes beware: You’re not safe from germs in your car either. According to a new Queen Mary University study, your steering wheel is covered in bacteria.
Researches say the steering wheel that you touch every day when you drive has nine times more germs than a public toilet seat. Here’s the numbers: 80 bacteria are on each square inch of a toilet seat; and, when we talk about that car steering wheel, researchers say 700 bacteria hang out on each square inch.
Now, to top it all off, other findings from the research show that 42 percent of drivers eat while drive. So, that’s touching your steering wheel and then touching your food. Not too appetizing, huh? Also, findings show that only 33 percent of drivers clean the inside of their car–at least once a year.