Study Finds That McDonald’s Touch Screens Have Enough Fecal Matter on Them to Send You to the Hospital
The last time you were at McDonald’s your hands may very well have ended up covered in fecal matter if that McDonald’s had one of those touchscreen ordering stations. Probably a fitting fate if you’ve ever posted a meme making fun of fast food workers for trying to secure higher wages and instead of being replaced with automation, but troubling nonetheless.
A study in the United Kingdom that tested eight different McDonald’s locations with touchscreen ordering devices between London and Birmingham found that they were all covered in enough gut and fecal bacterial matter to put people in the hospital.
According to microbiologist Dr. Paul Matewele, these bacterias are the kind that cause a ton of infections in sick patients in hospitals all the time. And, obviously, there’s more than enough bacterial on these touchscreens to get even a healthy person sick, let alone someone with a weakened immune system. (So maybe don’t take Grandma to McDonald’s any time soon.)
One machine even tested positive for staphylococcus, a highly contagious bacteria that can cause blood poisoning and toxic shock syndrome.
What does this have to with me and my business?
If you are reading this as an owner of a business think about what you can do to keep your facility clean and pathogen free (as much as possible). If you are a distributors sales person this is an opportunity to teach your customer proper hygiene and cleaning methods (and sell some products at the same time). As you know we don’t blatantly push our products on the SSB blast but this news is a good reason to go over to our Airx website and learn about our Spray N Go / Spray N Roll disinfectant and spray system.
Have a great day and an even better sales week!