Your cellphone has 10 times more bacteria than your toilet seat
posted by Alan F. / Aug 30, 2012, 1:06 PM
But the problem isn't the germs that get on mobile phones, but the sharing of the phones. The microbiologist said that without sharing, each unit would have only one set of germs which wouldn't get the owner sick. Toss in germs picked up from other users of the phone and you have a stew of bacteria. Being a phone, we put these devices up to our mouths and faces. Because they are electronic, we have a fear of cleaning them.
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?
Posts: 131; Member since: Aug 27, 2012
Does that we can leave our phones on toilet seats and still safely lend them to our friends to use afterward?
posted on Aug 30, 2012, 1:11 PM 3
A door knob or a remote control is far more disgusting than a disgusting smartphone. Jerky & yucky hooray:p
posted on Aug 30, 2012, 1:24 PM 0
Posts: 300; Member since: Mar 28, 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.
posted on Aug 30, 2012, 1:34 PM 2
I use a microfiber cloth to clean mine
posted on Aug 30, 2012, 6:20 PM 0
Posts: 506; Member since: Aug 07, 2011
that just spreads the germs around evenly on your phone :D
posted on Aug 30, 2012, 11:37 PM 0
Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011
People are horribly disgusting creatures. I clean my phones regularly since my first one 9 years ago. Why is common sense so uncommon?
posted on Aug 30, 2012, 6:22 PM 0
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