Your cellphone has 10 times more bacteria than your toilet seat
Anti-bacterial wipes made for cellphones can safely kill the germs
So how do we get rid of this threat? First, don't freely share your device with others. Also, the use of an anti-bacterial wipe could help clean up your handset and is gentle enough not to damage your phone.
So let's go back to our original question, what would you rather hold in your hand, your cellphone or your toilet seat?
1. asulect (Posts: 131; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)
Does that we can leave our phones on toilet seats and still safely lend them to our friends to use afterward?
19. matt1q2aw3 (Posts: 13; Member since: 30 Dec 2011)
"Well...goodbye cellphone in the bathroom"
I prefer to keep my bathroom clean.
2. smallworld (Posts: 417; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)
Seems like I read that article 5 years ago...
3. McLaren (unregistered)
A door knob or a remote control is far more disgusting than a disgusting smartphone.
Jerky & yucky hooray:p
5. Aeires (unregistered)
Drinking fountains are the worst.
13. Jobes (Posts: 364; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)
False actually, don't you watch MythBusters?!?!?!?!?
6. shadowcell (Posts: 300; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)
All I've learned from this article was that the man from Uganda should have stolen a toilet seat instead of a cell phone.
I'm not going to be obsessively wiping down my phone with anti-bacterial wipes just because I'm at risk of catching Ebola. I'm pretty sure there are other ways of me catching a virus rather than lending my cell phone to someone.
And who shares their mobile devices? It's supposed to be a personal portal of communication not your home landline.
7. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)
Crazy scientist must clean his cell phone with bleach to kill germs that wipe cleaner is not going to germs.
8. Mobile-X-Pert (Posts: 565; Member since: 20 Dec 2010)
Oh sh*t....I'm always playing games on the toilet.
9. dcgore (Posts: 201; Member since: 24 Feb 2012)
So if i have licked my cell phone, am i safer licking...?
10. zibbyzib2000 (Posts: 156; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)
What I learned from this article was that the professor at the University of Arizona is a weirdo.
"I see people talk on their phone on toilets"
That's super creepy o_0
11. troutsy (Posts: 238; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)
I'm already excited for the follow-up article where they explain how bacteria can carry the Ebola virus!!!
15. Rayvelynn (Posts: 123; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)
WOW,Talk about what goes around comes around, dang just goes to show stealing doesn't pay.
18. 305Bucko (Posts: 506; Member since: 07 Aug 2011)
that just spreads the germs around evenly on your phone :D
22. webOSlove (Posts: 101; Member since: 20 Feb 2012)
Not really ... the fibers pick up the bacteria , germs , and smudges
17. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
People are horribly disgusting creatures.
I clean my phones regularly since my first one 9 years ago.
Why is common sense so uncommon?
20. troutsy (Posts: 238; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)
Common sense is, "The likelihood of bacteria on your own phone killing you is on the order in 1 in billions."
Good luck in your plastic bubble.