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The Verdict is In

When we originally posted the What’s Living on That…? blog a couple of weeks ago, we knew that folks would find it interesting. We were thrilled with the positive response we received on this blog, Facebook, and via email. Over the next week, we will be swabbing the following nine items suggested by readers:

  • Utensils at salad bars and buffets
  • Vending machine buttons
  • Hand sanitizer pumps in hallways
  • Sink handles in a public restrooms
  • Shopping cart handle at the grocery store
  • Elevator buttons
  • Ketchup bottles at restaurants
  • Water fountain at a gym
  • Department store door handle

It will likely take a week or more to report the results, but we promise to provide you with a detailed run-down of all of the bacteria, viruses, and germs residing in these areas. And, we’ll even work with a microbiologist in the WakeMed Pathology Lab to determine how harmful these germs are and what we can do to prevent illness.

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6 thoughts on “The Verdict is In

  1. One more wildcard that you could try is keys on public computers.

  2. Those awful plastic balls from the ball crawl pits (Children’s playground)at local restaurants- (Mcdonalds, Chik-Fil-A, etc) I’d bet they are germ-infested.

  3. Hi, Dan-

    We’re working on the results and will have them posted early next week. Sorry! It took some time to get the samples.

    -Heather

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