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Fecal Commuters

A recent study done at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine shows that people are disgustingly sloppy when it comes to washing their hands. The researchers swabbed the hands of commuters in Newcastle, Liverpool, Birmingham, Euston and Cardiff, and found, on average, fecal bacteria on 25% of them. The worst figures were found in Newcastle (44%), and the best in London (6%). What really amazes me though is that there were really no apparent difference overall between women and men. Come on people! Wash your hands!

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October 15, 2008 - Posted by | Medicine | , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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