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Charlene Hall of North Dakota State Universiy tests jewelry for bacteria. Dave Wallis / The Forum

Disturbing amounts of bacteria lurking on jewelry, presence of some bacteria normal, professor says

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FARGO – Flu season is upon us and with it come repeated warnings about the importance of hand-washing.

But there are hidden crevices harboring hundreds of thousands of bacterial colonies that do not get cleaned with a good hand-washing. Those crevices are in the nooks and crannies of our jewelry.

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