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Germ free Lawns this Bank Holiday

Grassclippings - Germ Free LawnsThe average British barbecue contains twice as many germs as a toilet seat, a disturbing new study has revealed.

Hygiene expert Dr Lisa Ackerley found the typical outdoor grill contains a staggering 1.7 million microbes per 100cm sq.

That makes it the grubbiest surface in the garden, with a worrying 124 per cent more germs than a toilet seat. Remarkably, these tests – carried out for cleaning brand Jeyes as in Fluid - were conducted on barbecues that looked clean to the naked eye.

High levels of microbes in the garden can indicate the presence of more sinister organisms and bacteria such as e-coli, salmonella and listeria.

Read more on The Daily Mail

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One question.  In their research, did they test the lawn or not?  One assumes not.  The results would be interesting to know.


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