• Question: what harmful bacteria is on our hands? and thanks for anwsering my questions

    Asked by paulnash to Peter on 25 Jun 2014.
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      Peter Elliott answered on 25 Jun 2014:


      Hi paulnash

      So normally there aren’t too many harmful bacteria living on our hands as we have a wide range of beneficial bacteria that prevent harmful ones from attaching to your skin and cause infection.

      However when we handle uncooked meats or don’t wash our hands after going to the loo then we can pick up harmful bacteria like campylobacter, salmonella and E. coli. If you were to ingest these then you could end up with serious poisoning.

      This is why I want to use the prize money to do some fun activities with people like yourself to teach them how to wags your hands properly to help prevent this from happening.

      No problems thanks for all your questions I’ve enjoyed answering them.

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