Touch screens transmit less disease the more they're touched

By Ellen Phiddian
July 29 2021 - 3:00am
One unlucky person cleans the touch screen for the following users. Picture: Shutterstock

You've probably used many public touch-screen interfaces, to withdraw cash at ATMs, check-in at airports, and in numerous other places. As we've all learned during the past 18 months, they can be prime opportunities to transmit disease. But new research has found a surprising result: in some cases, they're less germy if they're touched more.

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