Smartphones and tablets harbour more germs than toilet seats. Eighth place went to train stations, followed by the grimy seats on the trains. Cash machines 'as dirty as toilets' Cash machines are as dirty as public lavatories, according to tests showing they carry bacteria which can cause sickness and diarrhoea. BioCote carried out the swab tests after they carried out a survey which revealed Brits consider public lavatories to be the biggest health risk. The swab were left to grow overnight and samples from both locations were found to contain pseudomonads and bacillus, bacterias which are known to cause sickness and diarrhoea.
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Eighth place went to train stations, followed by the grimy seats on the trains.
Cash machines 'as dirty as toilets'
Thirty five per cent of Brits are so concerned about using public transport and picking up the dirt and germs that they try not to use a bus, train or tube. The study of 3, adults also revealed public telephones are considered the biggest health risk. While public lavatories were thought of as the dirtiest places in the country, chip and pin pads and cash machines only ranked tenth.