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What kinds of bacteria are found in public places such as telephones, countertops and shopping cart handles?



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There are bacteria everywhere you are-they are around you and on you and in you. You can't get rid of them, nor would you want to. They cover you surface and leave less room for bad bacteria. Anyway-there are bacteria, yeasts, molds and viruses on every surface. There are too many to name here.

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