Which Has More Bacteria... The Results!

Ed and Rach with science

Yesterday we found out that a woman's handbag contains more bacteria than a toilet! But does Ed's phone have more than Rachel's handbag?

On Thursday's show our top scientists Dr Julia Lodge and Dr Luke Alderwick from the Institution of Micro-Biology and Infection at the University of Birmingham took samples from Ed's phone and Rachel's handbag.

They then spent hours and hours studying the swabs and brought in the resulting bacterial cultures. Don't they look lovely?

Ed's Phone Bacteria

Rachel's handbag bacteria






























Listen in to find out which who's the bacteria champion! Who is the winner (or should that be loser)?

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