• A new study looked at the bacteria that lives on public touch screens.

    A new study looked at the bacteria that lives on public touch screens. File Photo

    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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