Your Car’s Interior Is Dirtier Than A Public Restroom!
Your car’s steering wheel contains about 850 bacteria per square centimeter, which is even dirtier than a public restroom!
When seasonal disease strike, talk about vaccinations and preventative measures against them intensifies, without anyone considering the potential sources of the diseases. Did you know that your car is one of the biggest sources of dangerous bacteria? According to research, there are thousands of bacteria in your car which can endanger your health in an instant!
Experts from the Aston University in England have found out that your car is a source of potentially dangerous bacteria. Now, if your car contains bacteria, consider how many diseases are lying around in public transport. The team of scientists examined 1376 cars and their owners – the owners filled a questionnaire while the cars were examined thoroughly. The results of the study have shown that the steering wheel, gear stick handle and similar parts contained E. Coli, salmonella and campylobacter, bacteria which are extremely dangerous and can be even fatal! The interior of the cars contained 283 bacteria per square centimeter on average, but there were cars with as much as 850 bacteria per square cm! Most of the bacteria were located on the gear stick handle.
Another study conducted at the Queen Mary University in London showed that an average car’s steering wheel is nine times dirtier than a public restroom – it has 700 bacteria compared to the restroom’s 80.
Almost all of the cars examined contained bacteria such as staphylococcus and micrococcus which are present on your skin and are dormant until your immune system gets weakened. According to studies, the cars with the most bacteria were the ones frequented by kids and pets, and these cars contained classic bacillus brought in by dirty shoes, kids’ toys or your pet’s paws.
Bacteria multiply rapidly, and are often found on car seats thanks to food crumbles. They are also found in the ventilation airways and even in the trunk, where we usually keep whatever we bought in the market, including food. Food leftovers and liquids can cause many skin problems, poisoning, diarrhea and vomiting. When something like that happens to us, we usually think about seasonal diseases first, but it may actually be a case of bacterial infection from your car.
We spend a big chunk of our time in our cars, and we often eat and drink in them. However, we rarely clean them like we clean our home. The dirtiness of the car depends on the hygienic habits of the owner. Older models are not equipped with pollen and dust filters so they usually contain more bacteria than new cars.
You should start cleaning your car’s interior regularly in order to eliminate the dangerous bacteria in it. Experts recommend keeping a light torch, wet wipes and antibacterial gels in your car at all times.
Antiseptic gloves can eliminate bacteria
People touch different things throughout the day which also contain dangerous bacteria. According to research, fuel charger handles are very dirty and full of bacteria, which shouldn’t come as a surprise considering how many people touch them throughout the day. ATMs are also very dirty, containing 43% of dangerous bacteria. Escalator handrails contain about 42% of dangerous bacteria, as do all door handles in public areas. Of course, contact with bacteria is needed to strengthen your immune system, but you should be careful and limit your exposure to them. Regularly cleaning your car’s interior is the first step towards a disease-free life.
Ions protect us from dangerous things in our cars
The quality of air in your car can be improved with a system which can be put into your car. The Sharp Plasmacluster system can clear the air in your car without any filters and chemicals by generating positive and negative ions, which extract hydrogen from the air that bacteria need in order to bond with it. The Sharp Plasmacluster system generates positive and negative ions of hydrogen and oxygen which are present in the human body, effectively eliminating dangerous toxins from the air.