CAR SEATS GER­MIER THAN TOI­LETS

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The booster seats in which we trans­port our pre­cious chil­dren can con­tain twice as many dan­ger­ous germs as the av­er­age toi­let, ac­cord­ing to a new UK study.

Sci­en­tists at the Univer­sity of Birm­ing­ham took swabs from baby and tod­dler seats and dis­cov­ered an av­er­age of 100 po­ten­tially dan­ger­ous bac­te­ria and fungi lurk­ing in each square cen­time­tre. In com­par­i­son, a toi­let was found to con­tain about half that num­ber.

The germs in­cluded bac­te­ria such as E. coli and sal­mo­nella, which can lead to se­ri­ous food poi­son­ing and other ill­nesses.

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