How Dirty is Your Phone?
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Nowadays, almost everyone owns a smartphone, and that smartphone spends a great time of the day in the dirtiest place- your hands.
It is a known fact that we take our phones with us wherever we go. Instead of reading a newspaper or a magazine while in the toilet, there is a phone in our hands. When we cook we use one hand for making a meal and with the other one we hold our phone reading the recipe for that meal.
Basically, smart phones go everywhere with us and they are gathering dust. Yes, it is hard to expect that we have completely clean devices. That’s why microbiologists warn us that you should remove the bacteria that accumulated on your screen every day.
Philip Tierno, a microbiologist and pathologist at New York University School of Medicine, cleans his phone every day with just a gently wipe. There isn’t any big philosophy about this – at the end of the day, take your device and wipe it with some microfiber cloth. The device will look better, bacteria will disappear and you will be calmer knowing you got rid of dirt that can threaten your health, says Ictbusiness.
There are many studies that show how many germs your phone actually collects. And if you didn’t know, researchers say that on an average, a touch phone has 25,000 germs per square inch. These studies show that 92% phones have bacteria on them with 16% containing E.coli, bacteria found in faeces that can for sure lead to infections.
If this doesn’t make you clean your phone maybe you might change your mind when you read what objects are cleaner:
The soles of shoes
A pet’s eating bowl
A bundle of notes
How your phone gets dirty:
- When you use it after meals without washing your hands
- After using restrooms
- When you use it in public transport
- When you’re sweaty
So in order to prevent bacteria attacking you, grab a tissue and wipe that dirt off.
Video source: Techinsider