A new study by Initial Washroom Hygiene shows that the average mobile phone is 7x dirtier than a toilet seat. How often do you wipe down your phone?
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You might want to wipe down your phone pretty soon. A new study shows that toilet seats are much cleaner than your good old cell phone, according to the NY Post. In fact, Initial Washroom Hygiene took samples from smartphones and results found that the average device is almost seven times dirtier than a toilet seat. Be warned, leather cases have the most bacteria, the Mail Online reported.
Taking swabs of handheld devices and various mobile phones, around 220 areas showed bacteria on the seat, while the average mobile phone showed a filthy 1,479 spots.
Want to know why this is such a high number? Because people take their phones into the bathroom.
“Swabbing a smartphone is almost like checking your handkerchief for germs,” Professor Hugh Pennington, emeritus professor of bacteriology at the University of Aberdeen said.
Apparently, one third of people in the UK shared they never clean their phone, while one in 20 clean theirs less than every six months.
To take things even further, smartphones can actually be responsible for many skin problems, mainly acne. Something to think about, before you pass your smartphone around or use someone else’s. Now, excuse me while I go ahead and sanitize my cell phone…
Read more on the NY Post here.
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