News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. WITH temperatures beginning to plummet this winter, people are getting out their best thermal gloves to defrost their fingers. However, you might want to be careful when you get your mitts out – as it turns out they may be crawling with nasty bugs. In particular, experts have revealed the horrifying statistic that our winter gloves harbour up to five times more bacteria than the average toilet seat. An experiment by Initial Washroom Hygiene unveiled the grim truth that glove-wearers are failing to wash either their gloves or hands regularly. Polyester gloves were found to be the worst culprit for harbouring germs, followed by fleece, leather and wool. An additional survey of more than 1,500 glove wearers found that 64 per cent of all people wash their gloves once a month or less, and 15 per cent claim to have never washed them at all. This is alarming as only 30 per cent of those questioned said they generally wash their hands before putting on their gloves, and 44 per cent admitted that they never wash their hands once they’ve taken them off. On top ...