When was the last time you cleaned your phone?
What if I tell you that a killer is among us? We are clueless as to when it will strike and it is so close to us. Some of us even sleep with it.
We’re talking about our smartphones. Researchers took swabs from 30 smartphones and tablets and found 600 units of Staphylococcus aureus, which creates a toxin that can lead to food poisoning. Our phones have more germs than the toilet.
While toilets tend to get cleaned frequently, people associate the bathroom with germs, cell phones and other commonly handled objects — like cell phones and other gadgets — are often left out of the cleaning routine.
The results point to today’s busy lifestyles, such as eating while typing and rushed toilet breaks. More people are addicted to their smartphones that they are taking their must-have gadgets with them into the bathroom. A recent study showed that one in six mobile phones is contaminated with faecal matter. Yes, we’re talking about faecal evil here people.
As we use our phones frequently it remains warm, creating the ideal breeding ground for bacteria. Health experts warn that failing to wash hands properly can lead to diarrhoea, vomiting, food poisoning, flu and the spread of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).
We are in contact with small amounts of bacteria all day, but our phones are growing them out of control, potentially overwhelming our ability to fight them off! Not only are they overloaded with germs, they are harbouring bacteria that we should not be in contact with, such as E. coli, MRSA and the flu.
Now, are you still going to take that phone with you in the toilet?
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