Cell Phone = Germ Haven


We try to bring you gadget news here at CoolestGadgets. But at the same time we want to look out for your well being. This story should come as a surprise to no one. Sometimes a reality check is in order though.

Your cell phone contains 10 times the bacteria of a toilet seat. Got your attention?

Charles Gerba, a microbiologist at the University of Arizona, is conducting ongoing experiments measuring the amounts of bugs on the surface of phones. His findings determined that phones are often passed among people, but never cleaned. So any bug that your friend has will soon be on your phone. It is inevitable that the bacteria spreads. We have all heard stories about bacteria on keyboards, cash machines and grocery carts. But it is safe to say we use our cell phones – and share them – more often.

So take action – give your electronics a once over with an antibacterial wipe every so often and cut down on the bugs in your life.

Source: The Daily Mail

2 reviews or comments

Matt Says: September 9, 2012 at 6:03 pm

I totally need something like that as an obsessive-compulsive person when it comes to germs. Thanks for the article.

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