In The Telegraph UK, it reported that there was one in ten people have admitted avoiding public transport because of worries over cleanliness and general hygiene levels.
Research undertaken in 2008 by London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, found that 6% of male and 21% of female Euston station commuters were found to have Faecal
(or toilet) bacteria on their hands, 56% said they would think twice about using public transport.
The idea is to offer a contamination repellent spray
that can be sprayed on commuters clothes. This would repel the spread of fleas, bugs and bacteria.
How does the personal hygiene of each passenger affect the cleanliness of the public transport?
“One in ten avoid public transport due to hygiene fears” http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/news/8829081/One-in-ten-avoid-public-transport-due-to-hygiene-fears.html
“An Idea for Improving Hygiene on Publictransport” http://cargocollective.com/gpage/Hygiene-on-Public-Transport