Blech! Public E-Bikes, Scooters Up To 58,000 Times Filthier Than Toilet

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At a glance

  • Your everyday morning commute may be reflex at this point. If you hop on the subway or rent an electric bike or scooter, however, you may want to wear gloves from now on!
  • Researchers looking at the amount of bacteria covering public transportation options say the typical public e-bike or scooter is also carrying thousands of times more germs than your average toilet!
  • The recent survey, commissioned by Velotric, found that publicly used objects in general are a less hygienic option than using your own equipment.
  • In the case of public transport, the study reveals that a public electric bike carries 12,000 times the bacteria of a toilet seat and 800 times more bacteria than someone’s personal electric bike.

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