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Study: rideshare cars hold more germs than taxis

Posted at 5:58 AM, May 13, 2019

(WKBW) — We all know how convenient catching an Uber or a Lyft is.

But you should also know -- you're likely hopping into a backseat full of germs.

A new study swabbed the surfaces of rideshares, taxis, and rental cars.

It found rideshares carry triple the amount of germs as rental cars and taxis.

Your toothbrush holder and toilet seat have fewer germs.

The study was conducted by insurance company Netquote.

The most germs were found on window buttons and seat belts.