Nailed research

Easter Island wood carvingLong and artificial nails are a breeding ground for bacteria.

Even after thorough washing bugs such as E.coli remain under finger nails and can be transfered to food.

“A chef has to have their nails short and clean at all times”, said David Belford, London Hygiene Center concluding new research. [BBC]

Around 90% of bacteria on the hands is under finger nails.