Doorknobs (not just elevator buttons) going viral. Oh, my!

Almost immediately after the fearful news about elevator buttons, and with the world worried about the Ebola virus, the American Society for Microbiology has issued a press release decrying the dangers of doorknobs.

As I wrote here recently, three doctors in Toronto wrote a little study about the bacteria they found on hospital elevator buttons. That study might foster a renewed yearning for so-called bacteria-killing soaps, lotions, and other products that claim to wipe out scary bugs. There’s an entire industry devoted to those products — products that can, if used carelessly, end up doing more harm than good….

So begins another Improbable Innovation nugget, which appears in its entirety on BetaBoston.