Did You Know That Eating In Your Car or Truck Could Make You Sick?

June 14th, 2010 by

I can sympathize with people who are in their cars a lot due to commuting back and forth to work or taking your kids here and there. I can understand that sometimes you’re on the run and have to eat as fast as you can, so you eat in your car. However, did you know that eating in your car could make you sick? According to Tom Webster from AutoBlog eating in your car can increase your chances of getting food poisoning. Let’s not forget that it’s dangerous as well. You should have both hands on the wheel at all times. The less distractions you have, the better.

As a practice you should try to keep your car clean at all times. I read this story and I thought I needed to share it with you as it may help keep you from getting sick.

Check out the story:

Eating behind the wheel could increase the chances of food poisoning, according to new research.

A study has shown that germs associated with food poisoning, skin infections and vomiting were found in checks on cars.

Swabs revealed samples of bacillus cereus and staphylococcus present in a typical family car, germs that cause vomiting and skin conditions like impetigo respectively.

A survey carried out by Halfords showed that 70 percent of drivers confessed to eating while at the wheel, and almost 50 percent said they left food leftovers in the car overnight.

However, despite treating the car as a mobile dining room, half of all owners say that they clean the car less than once a month. Add in that a third regularly carry animals in their cars, and nearly half confess to spilling food or drink in the car and leaving it to clean up later and the car becomes an unsavoury place to enjoy a snack.

“People would be horrified at the prospect of eating from a toilet seat however they ought to be aware that eating from a contaminated car dashboard may represent the same health hazards,” said Dr Anthony Hilton, reader of microbiology at Aston University.

“Those who eat in their cars should treat it as an extension of their home and maintain the same levels of hygiene as they would in their dining room.”

It really makes you think huh?
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