So says "Inside Edition" in a report due to air Friday. A From the program:
If you’re planning to see the hottest blockbusters in 3D you may want to bring along some disinfectant.
Inside Edition’s I-Squad goes undercover to investigate 3D glasses at movie theaters in New York City and New Jersey.
The I-Squad finds potentially harmful bacteria on some of the 3D glasses handed out at movie theaters … even the glasses that appear brand new, wrapped in plastic.
Dr. Kelly Reynolds, a microbiologist at the University of Arizona, tells the I-Squad she was surprised by some of the potentially dangerous organisms, such as fecal matter, found crawling on the 3D glasses, including bacteria commonly found in feces.
Dr. Reynolds: “Based on your results it looks like 3D glasses are a hot spot for germs. The major way viruses are spread is through your eyes. So certainly when you’re putting these glasses near your eyes you want to make sure nothing is on them.”