Touchscreens and bacteria

Recently a few articles have appeared stating that bacteria was found on touchscreens being used for self-ordering in restaurants.

But instead of recoiling in horror from the kiosk, we should keep in mind that there are many more surfaces which could have even more bacteria – the door knob you touched while entering the restaurant, the chair handle touched to sit, the currency note exchanged with the parking attendant. Any contact with any person or object leaves us exposed to contamination with bacteria.

What can we do? Restaurants keep cleaning all surfaces with disinfectants; as an additional precaution we can wash our hands or use a hand sanitiser before touching food or even our faces

And keep using the touchscreen to order your food. It is faster, and more fun

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