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London Underground set for deep clean

Specialist cleaning teams are to be brought in on the London Underground this summer in a bid to rid the transport network of a range of bacteria and dirt all over all transport.

The move is part of a new air quality action plan launched by Mayor Sadiq Khan following the publication of a study last month that suggested the Tube could be putting people’s health at risk.

Indeed, a staggering 121 types of bacteria and mould were shown to be present, eight of which were the most threatening to human health. The news was no doubt as shocking to transport bosses as it was to regular users of the London Underground and the new action plan will see industrial strength vacuum cleaners and magnetic wands brought in to combat the problem. Cleaning is to be stepped up across all 50 stations over the summer and will be carried out at night to minimise disruption and ensure dust, oil and grease can also be removed from the London Underground.

The results will be published on the Transport for London (TfL) website.

"Tube staff and the millions of passengers who use the underground regularly deserve to breathe the cleanest air possible. TfL’s new underground air quality programme will help ensure dust and particles are kept to an absolute minimum,” said Mr Khan.

How to avoid germs on London public transport

It’s important not to panic too much about bacteria and superbugs on trains and buses, as your risk of catching anything when you travel is really still quite low. However, there are some measures you can take to ensure you avoid germs.

These include:

  • Try to touch surfaces as little as you can – don’t hold handrails or rest your hands on seats if you can avoid it
  • Don’t touch your face if possible – germs are transmitted via your mouth, nose and eyes from your hands, so keep them away
  • Sit at the end of the train or bus – most people congregate in the middle
  • Wash your hands as soon as you reach your destination

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How to avoid germs and bacteria in the home?

Again, the chances of transmitting superbugs into your home from public transport or anywhere else are minimal – and even less likely for antibiotic-resistant strains.

But you can lower the chances of getting ill from bacterial infections by being stringent with your cleaning and following a bit of simple advice:

  • Wash your hands – at least 30 seconds with warm, soapy water, covering the backs of your hands and in between your fingers and drying them properly
  • Reduce use of antibacterial soap – this might sound counterintuitive, but they are more drying and can reduce the skin’s natural barriers
  • Moisturise – this will prevent cracks and sore skin that bacteria can get into
  • Sanitise surfaces regularly – concentrate on door handles, bedside tables, taps, computer keyboards and obviously everywhere in the bathroom
  • Keep cloths, mops and sponges clean and dry – wash them on a hot wash or throw them away regularly

Hopefully, our public transport might soon be getting a little cleaner – and you have more advice in your arsenal to fight the bacteria at home, too.

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