Car Seats Are Dirtier Than Toilet Seats

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New research from the University of Birmingham in England finds that the car seat you use to keep your child safe and out of harms way is dirtier than a toilet seat.

Scientists at the university took swabs from 20 car seats and found an average of 100 potentially dangerous bacteria and fungi lurking in each square centimeter. The toilet, in comparison, had half the number.

The study, commissioned by the UK’s Continental Tyres,  found the bugs included bacteria that can lead to illnesses including E.coli and Salmonella poisoning.

Of the 20 cars and homes swabbed, the vehicles contained more potentially hazardous  bacterial and fungal species than anywhere in the homes.

Read more:  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2731635/Childrens-car-seats-dirtier-TOILETS-Scientists-100-different-strains-dangerous-bacteria-including-E-coli-salmonella-bugs.html

 

 

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