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A 24-year-old female asked:

at the gas station, the pump had a chewed up piece of gum on it and i ended up touching it. are there any health risks that can come from touching it?

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Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj
Internal Medicine 54 years experience
No specific risk: Everything we touch-door knobs etc contain millions of organisms. Develop into habit of washing your hands frequently with soap & water.

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