Which IS more likely to make you ill: shaking someone's hand or kissing their cheek? Tests reveal just how many germs we pick up from physical contact

Recently, Dame Joan Collins bemoaned the handshaking and cheek-kissing culture that she believes was responsible for her catching the flu.
She now wears gloves at every opportunity to avoid the ‘zillions of invisible germs on every surface, from door handles to lift buttons and supermarket trolleys’.
But is Dame Joan right to be so wary or is she being paranoid?
To find out, I decided to see how levels of bacteria on my hands changed as I carried out everyday activities, from travelling on public transport to going to the supermarket.
I enlisted the help of Melbec Microbiology, a... read more

 
7 April 2018 in Health, Views: 50
Source: Daily Mail
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