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The Rambam brings this halacha in Hilchos Rotzeiach (chap 11:4), meaning that he believed that it was assur due to it being an actual sakana, and not for any ethical/mystical/spiritual reason. (Just as the gemarah in Chulin says - its a sakanah. The Shulchan Aruch does not bring down this halacha at all. I would note that the germ theory of disease was not ...
The halacha book Ben Ish Chay (year 2, Tol'dos, 16) says the Ari would kiss the Tora after it was taken from the aron before it was read.
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