Did you know how unclean your cellphone is? Well, it only carries 10 times more bacteria than toilet seats. Each square inch of your cellphone contains 25,000 germs. Meaning, it is one of the dirtiest things that you come in contact in your daily basis. Maybe you’ll think about this the next time you press your face to your phone.
Unexpectedly, toilet seats are actually cleaner than your phone because they are usually sanitized often. So it shouldn’t be surprising that a man in Uganda, who stole a phone from a quarantine ward of a hospital near the site of a recent Ebola outbreak, reportedly contracted Ebola
According to microbiologists, regardless of proximity to an Ebola outbreak, your cell phone is still pretty dirty. So, when was the last time you cleaned your cellphone?
Because people tend to associate the bathroom with germs, toilets tend to get cleaned frequently. However, cellphone and those commonly handed objects like remote controls are often left unclean.
All the time, cell phones pick up gems. Some people talk on their phone on toilets and hospitals.
On the other hand, the real problem is not the amount of germs found on your phone but instead, it’s the sharing of phones between people. Each phone will only carry just one set of germs if you would not share it with others. Its owner will also not get sick.
Moreover, we are always in constant contact with our phones. With the use of touch screen phones, the same part of the phone that you touched with your fingers is pressed against your mouth and face, increasing your chances of infection. Most people are hesitant about cleaning them.
As with remote controls, it is always used by people when they are sick. It is usually even worse than phones for spreading germs because it is frequently shared.
There are other hotspots of unseen diseases and this includes shopping carts, office phones and the first-floor buttons of elevators.
You can limit the spread of diseases from phones to other objects by trying not to share them or you may regularly wipe them with antibacterial wipes. A gentle wipe may do the trick.
Watch this short video that shows 5 things that are cleaner than your phone.
Pass it on: Your cell phone has 10 times more germs than a toilet seat.