Courtesy: www.cosmopolitan.co.ukThis Is Why You Shouldn’t Wear Those Festival Wristbands For Too Long Brij Dalvi August 30, 2016 FS News, International It is advisable to keep the urge of showing off your festival wristband to everyone under control, because that band is a hotbed of germs if it stays on your hand for long periods. Via The LAD Bible, Dr. Allison Cottell of the University of Surrey discovered a startling revelation; a two-year-old wristband contained as many as ‘9,000 micrococci and 2,000 staphylococci bacteria on them’. This is what you must do! He also added the following to his statement: “Staphylococci are usually harmless although they can cause boils and infections of cuts and grazes, and can also cause a form of acute food poisoning if they are ingested. It would be advisable not to wear them if working in industries such as healthcare or food preparation, where there is a risk that the bacteria may spread to other people.” Well, cut the bands after you’re done with them!