New research showed that remotes and light switches are among the most contaminated items in hotel rooms.
“Researchers from the University of Houston took bacteria samples from several items in hotel rooms in three regions of the United States. While the toilet and the sink were expected to have high levels of bacteria, researchers also found more surprising items with high contamination levels, such as the remote and the switch on the bedside lamp.”
I knew it and this is the reason I always put the remote in a zip-lock bag . Also, I don’t directly touch the switch on the bedside lamp – or the desk lamp as a matter of fact – but I use a paper tissue. I just put the tissues beside the lamps and use them when I need to switch on/off the lamp. I know it is ‘pathetic’, so to speak, but I worked for a short period in a hotel and no-one bothers (has time) to clean this stuff. It was a cheap hotel but I am sure it is the same for any hotel irrespectively of the price.
From the article: ‘The Dirtiest Things in a Hotel Room Revealed’