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Commuter hygiene horror

15th October 2008

An investigation has found that more than a quarter of commuters have bacteria from faeces on their hands.

A team of scientists from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine swabbed 409 people at bus and train stations in London, Cardiff, Birmingham, Liverpool and Newcastle with the problem getting worse the further north they went. Researchers say it shows people are not washing their hands properly after going to the toilet and have stressed the importance of hand hygiene for preventing illness.

 

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