Our cell phones are covered with germs
The germ - man's greatest enemy?
One of the biggest problems, according to the research, is that cleaning the phone's screen using standard cleaning methods like alcohol, glass cleaners or even electronic cleaning wipes can cause damage to it. Things, however, get more interesting as Corning's (makers of Gorilla Glass) Boh Ruffin states that using standard cleaning products shouldn't degrade the performance of the glass. Still, it is believed that special coatings such as the oliophobic one used by some manufacturers might get damaged after repeated wiping. The device manufacturers themselves advise against using stuff like aerosol sprays or alcohol to clean their devices.
Corning's Boh Ruffin says that a normal microfiber cloth should do great at removing the germs stuck on a handset's glass. However, Dr. Schmidt from the Medical University of South Carolina claims that this method tends to remove about 99% of the buggers, which, according to him, is not really enough, because sometimes all that a person needs to get sick is to ingest as few as 10 organisms.
Are you guys worrying about the possible unhealthy effects that you smartphone may have?
1. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1117; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)
It's not like there is Fap over my phone .....oh wait
2. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
Ah, I really doubt alcohol can damage the phone over the screen protector and the case.
Once the protector wears off, replace it.. no excuse for not having a clean phone
3. mercorp (Posts: 915; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)
And an iphone is infected with many apple igerms???
4. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2951; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
Why is everyone only worried about the screen??
What about in between the covers? Inside the female headphone jack?? (sorry, that sounded explicit :D)
8. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)
all i wanna know is will these germs shorten my life span cus i wanna live as long as possible
5. Stuntman (Posts: 588; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)
I'm so glad I have an immune system in my body to deal with these things.
6. Hammerfest (Posts: 322; Member since: 12 May 2012)
Wipe mine down in the evening when I put it on the charger... no issues here... NEXT
7. GeekMovement (Posts: 1093; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)
Getting rid of 99% of germs is not enough? Basically everything has some amount of germs on them. You can't really escape them..
washing your hands is not a bad idea.