Want to Avoid Dangerous Bacteria? Don’t Use Public Touch Screens

By Julia Ries | HealthLine Red

If you’re planning to travel for the holidays this year, it’s inevitable that at some point you will come in contact with a touch screen.

From checking into your flight at the airport to ordering a sandwich to go or selecting a movie to watch on the plane, touch-screen technology has become an integral part of traveling.

And while these screens seem to have improved the way we travel, they’ve also become a hotspot for harmful germs and bacteria. They may very well be the reason you tend to get so sick after traveling.

In fact, infection-causing bacteria from human and animal feces can be found on most public touch screens, suggests a new study conducted at London Metropolitan University in the U.K.

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