Microbes in the music
A new study finds germs linger on musical instruments
By Stephen Ornes, 17:51 PM June 7, 2011
If you let someone play your instrument, you’re sharing more than music.
A new study found that tiny organisms — including those that cause disease — can live on musical instruments long after the music stops. Biologists from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston took a close look at 20 flutes, clarinets and saxophones that had been recently played. The scientists searched for different kinds of bacteria, a type of germ, found in the human mouth. Many kinds of germs live in your m...
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