How clean are 3D movie glasses?

June 29, 2010 7:54:15 AM PDT
Many of the top grossing movies these days are in 3D. The Good Housekeeping Research Institute wanted to know just how clean those 3D glasses might be.

"Here at the Good Housekeeping Research Institute we just tested seven pairs of 3D glasses. We sent the swabs and all of the glasses to EMSL Analytical labs in New Jersey for further testing," said Good Housekeeping Research Institute Carolyn Forte.

The lab found bacteria on almost all of the glasses, but most of the bacteria was not a concern.

"One pair, however, was contaminated with Staphylococcus Aurous -- that's a bacteria that can cause food poisoning, conjunctivitis, even pneumonia," said Forte.

The lab suggests those movie goers who might be concerned clean their 3D glasses with an alcohol wipe. Or simply go the bathroom and clean them with soap and water.


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