More bacteria on mobile phones than a toilet

Posted in : Health Tips, Science / Technology

(added few years ago!)

A recent study has found that on average there are more bacteria on a cellphone than a toilet.

In fact, the tests show that there were up to 10 times of bugs, which can cause nausea and stomach problems, on mobile phones than in lavatories.

According to experts, one of the reasons is that people pass phones with each other and never clean them, allowing bacteria to breed.

Charles Gerba, a microbiologist at the University of Arizona, said during his ongoing experiments he has found that bugs get on to a phone because it is so close to our hands and mouths.

“When somebody lets someone else use their mobile bacteria easily get on to the device too,” he said.

Previous research has found that other things we assume are clean are in reality rather disgusting.

Computer keyboards, for instance, are five times dirtier than the average lavatory seat.

Blog post Written by Fareeha Khalid and You can visit the original article at http://www.thenewstribe.com/

Tags : bacteria, mobile, phones, cellphones, toilet, study, bugs

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Researchers at the University of Arizona said that phones are often passed between people who spread the germs around - but they are never cleaned which means the diseases keep on building up.Charles Gerba, a microbiologist at the University of Arizona, said during his ongoing experiments he has found that bugs get onto a phone because it is so close to our hands and mouths.Since mobiles are electronic some people are reluctant about cleaning them. Phones are just not part of our cleaning routine whereas we should think about giving them a wipe with an antibacterial substance every now and then, Gerba told the paper.

On December, 10 2012 at 01:49 PM by Matthew Abner
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