Anyone that knows me well knows that I am not a fan of touch screen computer systems.  Ever look a touch screen with the light shining at it from the side? Pretty disgusting really. Now with touch screen phones, touch screen portable tablets, and even touch screen PCs designed to go in your kitchen we are looking at a whole new way to spread germs. Can you say salmonella? Sure I knew you could!

If you don’t believe me just check out this recent report on the subject.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,207948/article.html

So remember if you have a touch screen keep it clean using LCD screen wipes and remember when cleaning screens NEVER, NEVER use harsh chemicals, especially those with ammonia. This goes for plastic and glass screens.

If you do not have access to a commercial LCD screen cleaner you can make your own.  Take isopropyl alcohol, 90% or higher and dilute it 50/50 with distilled water or tap water if no distilled water is available. Use a spray bottle and moisten a microfiber or soft terry cloth and gently wipe the screen. Touch screens are designed to be touched so they can take a relatively vigorous amount of wiping. You can clean a non-touch LCD screen the same way just remember that many if not most LCD screens do not have screen protectors and you will be pressing directly on the screen, so be gentle.

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