Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Faecal bacteria join the commute

If there's a headline that will encourage people to become shedworkers, then it's this stunner from the BBC which suggests that over 25% of commuters has faecal bacteria on their hands... The information comes from a study by folk at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine who examined over 400 people at bus and train stations in cities in England and Wales (apparently Newcastle men were the least likely to have washed their hands). Interestingly, manual workers had cleaner hands than other professionals, students, retired people or the unemployed. Well worth a browse.

1 comment:

  1. That's why I'm always falling over on the train....from not holding the handrail.