Public Surface Bacteria
Name: Lila M.
How much bacteria grows on a public surface such as:
Telephone receivers, tables in a fast food restaurant, door handles,
chairs in a public place?
There is bacteria growing on every possible surface there is. Depending
on the dryness of the surface, etc. there may be relatively little
growing, but there is probably a lot. However most of the organisms are
not the kind that can make you sick. You should not be too afraid of
catching something in a public place. It is certainly possible, but if it
happened every time you touched something, you would be sick all the
time. Just be careful to wash your hands frequently and you should be fine.
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Update: June 2012