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Hand 'like toilet bowls' new study finds

According to a new study carried out at Queen Mary, University of London and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, more than 10% of peoples hands are so contaminated with faecal organisms that the bacteria levels detected were equal to what you would expect to find in a toilet bowl.

The study, which was released on 15th October 2012, shows that out of the samples taken, 11% of hands, 8% of bank cards, and 6% of bank notes showed this disgusting level of bacterial contamination.

10 per cent of bank cards and 14 per cent of banknotes were found to be infected with faecal organisms in Britain.

Of the samples taken, 26 per cent of hands showed traces of faecal contamination and bacteria such as E.Coli.

There were 272 people who were a part of the study and of these 272 people, only 39 per cent of them washed their hands before eating.

From: Gold Coast Bulletin, 16th October 2012