Friday, December 28, 2012

1912 - Telephone Health Hazards

The Bemidji Daily Pioneer
December 28 1912

TELEPHONE FULL OF GERMS

There is a movement among health authorities to do something to arouse the public to the danger from the telephone, the disk being a collector of germs to some extent.  Telephones should be washed with soap and water and kept as clean as possible, a good disinfectant also being necessary.  The telephone companies should keep public instruments and the booths in a clean condition.  It is suggested that the telephone be not held to the mouth, but against the breast when talking and another precaution is to place paper or linen over the transmitter.


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