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Is Using Your Smartphone or Tablet in the Kitchen a Food Safety Hazard?

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  • According to scientists, cellphones and tablets typically harbor so many germs, they may actually pose a hazard when used in your kitchen during food preparation or when brought to the dinner table
  • Nearly half of Americans report using smartphones or tablets during food preparation. Of those, only 37 percent wash their hands before they handle the food after touching the device
  • To minimize the risk of cross contamination, be sure to wash your hands after touching your phone, before handling your food. Also make a habit of cleaning your phone on a daily basis to reduce its bacterial load
  • There’s also extensive research showing electromagnetic fields (EMFs) from cellphones and other wireless devices are harmful to human health. Strategies to reduce your exposure to these harmful EMFs are included

By Dr. Mercola

There are many reasons to minimize your cellphone use, seeing how they trigger mitochondrial dysfunction, an underlying factor of virtually all chronic disease. But you can also add transmission of bacterial infections to that list.

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