Is your car spreading germs?

We take pride in our cars, what if I told you you’re harboring germs in that seat next to you?

Germs Car Seat

Don’t let that squeaky-clean look of the car’s exterior deceive you. Hitching on for a ride in the interior can be all sorts of germs, bacteria, mold, viruses and dust mites. We bring a lot along for the ride by placing briefcases, purses, backpacks, and shopping bags on some pretty germy places such as public bathroom floors, shopping carts, and other less-than-desirable resting spots that go from there to the front seat of the car bringing along germs.

Jill Holdsworth is an infection preventionist and is president of the DC Metro Chapter of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology. She says the car can be a very big place to pass bacteria back and forth if you are not careful.

“The No. 1 hot spots would be anywhere that you touch with your hands,” Holdsworth said. These areas include the steering wheel, radio, gear shift, cup holders and interior car seats.

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SOURCE: www.apic.org/infectionpreventionandyou