Log In
Wednesday 21st March 2018

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.


Share this page


There are no comments for this article, be the first to comment!

Post your comment

Only registered users can comment. Fill in your e-mail address for quick registration.

Your email address:

Your comment will be checked by a Healthcare Today moderator before it is published on the site.

Article Information

Title: Commuter hygiene horror
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 8755
Date Added: 15th Oct 2008


BBC News

Recent Related Articles

Energy drinks ban in the UK

Aussie flu continues to sweep across the UK


Add to scrapbook
Show Comments
Add comment
Find all related articles


Mayden - Innovative cloud-based web development for the healthcare sector
© Mayden Foundation 2018