In the media
The Mail Online: The perils of sharing popcorn (and earphones, lip salve and even the sofa)! How bacteria, fungi and viruses can give you a very nasty surprise
Biosciences 18 February 2019
Research has shown that the sharing of personal items can facilitate the spread of bacteria, viruses and fungi.
Dr Mohammed gave a couple of examples of the most contaminated personal items which should not be shared, including earphones, towels, lipsticks, toothpaste, razors and even food.
Dr Mohammed added: “Before sharing food, ask yourself: ‘Would I share this person’s saliva? ’ When we eat, droplets of our saliva transfer to the food, as well as our cutlery. It’ll also be on our hands, which we will then use to touch surfaces.”
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