03 January 2012

Your Cell Phone Is Dirtier Than a Toilet

According to Time, UK researchers swabbed 390 cellphones, along with the hands that used them, and they found that 16 percent of both were contaminated with E. coli bacteria. Which, unfortunately, comes from poop. The study also found that 92 percent of hands and 82 percent of mobile phones were contaminated by some sort of bacteria, including Staphylococcus aureus
Now, this is disgusting, am I right? But the thing is, it doesn't have to be this way. It can easily be prevented by, you know, washing your hands after using the restroom. Researchers think that, most likely, the contamination occurs when people don't partake in this typically customary practice after going to the bathroom.
Another way to rid your cellphone of germs? Wipe it down with an alcohol-dipped cotton ball once a week. Yeah, yeah, I know you think you're the cleanest person since Monica Gellar, but who knows what pollutants have latched themselves onto that bad boy? Do you really want them touching your face? 
LOOK! THE MORAL of this is to be careful when it comes to touching the phones of others! You never know where their hands have been or what their cellular devices have come into contact with!

Here's what the bacteria taken from one cell phone looked like!



A-Phones.com January 9, 2012 at 3:44 AM  

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