TV Remote Germiest Hospital Room Item - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

12/16/05

TV Remote Germiest Hospital Room Item

Guess where you'll find lots of germs if you're hospital bound. A new study finds the tv remote control can expose you to a variety of stuff. 

Including the antibiotic resistant mrsa microbe. That's according to a study at the University of Arizona. Where they sampled fifteen hospital rooms, looking for sources of bacteria. Surprisingly, the discovered the tv remote control was by far the germiest thing in the room. In fact, they say even the handle you push to flush the toilet was actually cleaner than the patient's remote control.

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