Smartphones, tablets, computers and office keyboards are often riddled with more dangerous bacteria than toilet seats. Also, a 2011 Study by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, found fecal matter on 1 out of every 6 smartphones! Another stat suggests that 11% of us use our smartphones while in the bathroom, maybe not you, but 1-in 10 of the people you meet do!
A University of Arizona study found that the average American touches their smartphone every 10 minutes (96 times a day), however, they only wash their hands 8.6 times per day.
“We touch more surfaces than any generation in history, from ATM machines to self-checkout counters, So, you’re picking up germs all the time on your hands and fingers, putting them on your cellphone and bringing them close to your nose, mouth or eyes.” Dr. Charles Gerba, University of Arizona.
So What to Do >
- Clean your phone every day with a microfibre cloth (lint-free)
- Disinfect your smartphone weekly with a wet wipe
- Clean your case and cables weekly
- Wash your hands more often