Friday, January 16, 2009

Ipod: Bacterial Breeding Ground

Your Ipod is a breeding ground for germs. The device cold give you a ear infection, according to researchers. A new study shows at India’s Manipal University showed the increased bacterial growth can even be transferred from ear to ear by different users.

They found nine-out-of-ten ear swabs showed harmful bacteria on the ears of frequent sharers. The number was less than on-in-ten for those who seldom let other people use their earphones. Details are published in the Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences

Another study revealed the number of bacteria increased from ten-fold between users of
airplane audio headsets. Information on this research is in the medical journal Laryngoscope.

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