Grimsby Telegraph

Bacteria ‘in sinks’

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HANDWASHIN­G may be responsibl­e for bacteria that live and grow in domestic sinks, researcher­s say.

In what they say is the largest study of sink bacteria conducted outside of hospitals, scientists at the University of Reading discovered communitie­s of similar bacteria that largely remain in drains after hand washing.

Researcher­s found that there are significan­t difference­s between families of dominant bacteria depending on the location in the sink drains.

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