Primary school bacteria leaves teachers at risk of sickness

Play equipment has bacteria levels 15 times normal, study finds. 
The amount of bacteria in primary schools is at a high enough level to cause sickness, new research warns.

A study found that play equipment, chairs, door handles, door frames and radiators all contained bacteria levels that were higher than what is considered normal.

Rentokil analysed bacteria levels in a large south of England primary, swabbing over 140 sites.

The readings were analysed using an ATP bioluminescence reader. A reading of over 500 units on an object indicates a high level of contamination, whereas 200 to 500 is considered normal and under 200 is low.

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