There is a reason for getting scolded from our mums to wash hands before eating. Our hands are full of bacteria, yeast and fungi. An image of an 8-year-old kid has revealed about how much bacteria we take to our home each day.
Tasha Sturm from California is a lab technician at Cabrillo College and has created an extraordinary image of her 8-year-old son's hand that shows the diverse world of microbes.
After experimenting on her son's hand prints for a couple of days, she noted that having white colonies of bacteria on our hands and skin is normal. White colonies of bacteria are probably a form of Staphylococcus.
Staphylococcus are present in almost 30% of people's noses. These bacteria are not harmful and don't make anyone sick or unhealthy.
It is very difficult to find out the exact species of bacteria, as it needs a lot of detailed testing.
Scientists reveal that our body is made up of more microbes than human cells.
The researchers have found that when we and our microbes leave a house, the microbial community shifts noticeably in a matter of days. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3117227/What-REALLY-lives-hands-eight-year-old-Microbiologist-grows-cultures-son-s-palms.html#ixzz3sDpQIPKd Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook.