Wearing glasses – a health risk?

Can I infect myself with my own glasses? And how should I clean them to keep the risk of infection to a minimum? Glasses are in regular contact with hands and skin – but until now almost nothing was known about the microbial colonization of these everyday objects. Now, for the first time, a study examines in detail the microflora of glasses. Heading up the study is the microbiologist Prof. Dr. Markus Egert of Furtwangen University, well-known for his research into the bacterial contamination of kitchen sponges and other everyday objects. His book “Ein Keim kommt selten allein” (Germs love company), published by Ullstein, came out in August. (Mehr in: Pressemitteilungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)