It’s often said by people that they “live in” their cars. This is scary considering steering wheels have nine times more germs than a public toilet seat.
Keep this in mind next time you make a pit stop at a fast-food drive-through – the steering wheel of your car harbors nine times more germs than a public toilet seat! Research has found that while 80 bacteria lurk on each square inch of a toilet, around 700 harmful bugs inhabit the car’s interior.
The study also revealed that 42 per cent of motorists regularly dine while driving.
Aside from children, car pool buddies and pets, drivers are taking unwanted passengers along for the ride: Germs. Studies conducted by universities and the automotive industry have exposed automobiles as some of the dirtiest environments encountered in our everyday lives. These studies – by Ford Motor Company, the University of Michigan, University of Arizona microbiologist Dr. Chuck Gerba, and the U.K.’s Aston University in –