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Public Hot Spots for Germs

Touch Screens

While it may come as no surprise that these are germy — they are “touch” screens, after all — one study found some disturbing kinds of germs on them. Tests on screens at eight fast-food restaurants found fecal bacteria that cause the kinds of infections you can pick up in a hospital (Enterococcus faecalis), as well as staphylococcus, which can cause blood poisoning. You’re better off dealing with the line and ordering at the counter.

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By |2019-11-14T21:15:08+00:00November 14th, 2019|

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Public Hot Spots for Germs

Touch Screens

While it may come as no surprise that these are germy — they are “touch” screens, after all — one study found some disturbing kinds of germs on them. Tests on screens at eight fast-food restaurants found fecal bacteria that cause the kinds of infections you can pick up in a hospital (Enterococcus faecalis), as well as staphylococcus, which can cause blood poisoning. You’re better off dealing with the line and ordering at the counter.

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By |2019-07-05T20:40:54+00:00July 5th, 2019|

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