Every morning before leaving your house for work or school you probably check your pockets to make sure you have everything you need to get through the day: your wallet, your house, and car keys, your smartphone… and your earbuds. Earbuds have become an indispensable item for everyone in the past decade in such a way that many major manufacturers started to include them inside their smartphone packaging.
Naturally, sharing earbuds has become a trivial thing. Whether it is because you forget yours and have to borrow a pair from a friend or a coworker (can you even do your work without listening to your favorite playlists?), because you want to share your music with a loved one, or because your friend wants you to try out their brand new expensive set of earphones, no one thinks twice before putting someone else’s earphones in their own ears. Though they may look like a harmless object at first, the truth is that the habit of sharing earphones presents a handful of health risks that can put you in danger.
Here are 5 reasons why you should not share earphones with anyone no matter what!