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http://www.cinematical.com/2010/06/1...study-says-no/

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ABC reports that their Good Housekeeping tested 3D glasses at seven theaters in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. They found not one pair to be sterile. They report: "3D glasses given out at cinemas were found to be contaminated with bacteria that can cause conjunctivitis, skin infections, food poisoning, or even sepsis or pneumonia, but docs say that the germs found are no more threatening than what you find on the arm rest, box of popcorn, or movie seats."

Yes, one can't just run screaming from bacteria, because it's everywhere. If we could all see the cells that rest on the things we touch, the microscopic bugs that work their way through our eyelashes, the world might stop spinning. But let's just humor the findings for one minute. The fact that they're no more threatening doesn't mean they are not threatening. They're just giving it the same level of germy fun.
Alright, I get to see Avatar in 3D AND go blind!
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Huh? Down here, the 3D glasses they give out to you are sealed in small plastic bags, and then you dump them in the recycling bin on your way out.
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i guess some cinemas are cheap and charge extra for reusing used glasses. but here in Canada they only hand out new ones i believe. (at least i think they're new)
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i guess some cinemas are cheap and charge extra for reusing used glasses. but here in Canada they only hand out new ones i believe. (at least i think they're new)
Don't forget the Purell
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Here on Long Island they give the glasses in sealed plastic baggies from the manufacturer and then when the movies done you recycle them. I have never been handed reused glasses.
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Here on Long Island they give the glasses in sealed plastic baggies from the manufacturer and then when the movies done you recycle them. I have never been handed reused glasses.
Well, technically, recycled = reused, but I'm sure they're run through a machine at their factory that either breaks them down entirely to make new ones or cleaned thoroughly and repacked. I doubt they're repacked because a lot of them would have scratches/bends from people playing around with them.
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Huh? Down here, the 3D glasses they give out to you are sealed in small plastic bags, and then you dump them in the recycling bin on your way out.
Exactly... where do you think they go after you throw them in a the bin!?!!
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Hm, good to know. At school we have like a UV box where we stack the lab glasses and it supposedly kills all the bacteria in minutes. They should do the same.
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...What do we have immune systems for again? I could have sworn they were put there for something other than just a target for HIV.


OH! Right. Defending our bodies against the run-of-the-mill germs we encounter in the world, which these germs are.


The only people that have anything to worry about are those who have weakened immune systems. Anyone with a half-decent immune system will be fine.
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...What do we have immune systems for again? I could have sworn they were put there for something other than just a target for HIV.


OH! Right. Defending our bodies against the run-of-the-mill germs we encounter in the world, which these germs are.


The only people that have anything to worry about are those who have weakened immune systems. Anyone with a half-decent immune system will be fine.
Agree 100%. My brother pretty much bathes his kids in anti-bacterial gels. It wouldn't surprise me if they have to use it 20+ times a day on average. They get sick more than any kids I have ever seen. Him being a nurse practitioner explains his actions to a point, but you would think he would also know the importance of building up their immune system from everyday germs. I get angry every time I go somewhere with them or visit their house.

Anti-Bacterial stuff has its uses and times to apply them, but people these days go way overboard with them these days. Same goes for Anti-Biotics imo.
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