Study Finds Steering Wheel To Be Dirtier Than Toilet Seats

Study Finds Steering Wheel To Be Dirtier Than Toilet Seats

According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, the car’s interior are among the filthiest places on Earth, which can be even dirtier than a toilet seat. In particular, steering wheels are four times dirtier than toilet seats – a very inconvenient truth, considering that it’s the part of the car that we constantly have contact with.

The average steering wheel, which was was found to have 629 CFU per square centimeter, was far dirtier than some of the most frequently touched spaces, including:

  • Six times dirtier than an average cell phone screen at 100 CFU
  • Four times dirtier than a public toilet seat at 172 CFU
  • Two times dirtier than public elevator buttons at 313 CFU

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Many of us don’t realize the dangers of a dirty car. Surface cleaning is important to remove contaminants, but bacteria and fungi can reappear in hidden areas. With automobiles being an enclosed space, bacteria can grow and spread rather quickly. This is why thorough disinfection, after removal of the more noticeable debris, is crucial. Keep reading below to find some of the best ways to rid your car of harmful bacteria and exercise good hygiene while on the road.

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