Poke that elevator floor button with your umbrella tip
Next time you use the lift (elevator, Yank), you might want to wash your hands. A typical elevator button harbours nearly 40 times as many germs as a public toilet seat, scientists have found.
A study carried out in hotels, restaurants, banks, offices and airports found 313 ‘colony forming units’ of bacteria on every square centimetre of lift button.The equivalent surface area of toilet seat had only eight units.
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