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How can the TV remote control cause infection?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
A study found that one of the most germ-infested things in a hospital room is—would you believe it?—the TV remote control. When tested, the TV remotes had more than three times as much bacteria as the hospital room doorknobs, the nurse call button, and the tray table—and many of those bugs were lethal killers. And you thought the TV could just bore you to death.

So how can you protect yourself? Ask for a disposable remote control meant for short use. The study found that they were far cleaner, so grab one of them if there's a choice. You can also clean the remote control with small dabs of the disinfectant gel and wear rubber gloves while you handle it.
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