Study: Eating behind the wheel can cause food poisoning


Car accessories retailer Halfords carried out a study to show how harmful bugs and germs lurk in the car and ride alongside the driver and passenger. The study found that drivers eating behind the wheel could put themselves at a risk of food poisoning, skin infection and vomiting.

Scientists involved in the study took testing swabs from a typical family car and discovered bacteria bacillus cereus and staphylococcus in the interior. Staphylococcal infections are contagious and can lead to skin infections food poisoning. Bacillus cereus can also lead to food poisoning and can cause severe nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.

All in all, the study found that you should just pull over and take some time to eat and stop driving and munching. Oh, and if you really can’t stop eating in the car – at least get a BeltzBib.

– By: Stephen Calogera

Source: DailyMail