More bacteria on mobile phones than a toilet

More bacteria on mobile phones than a toiletNew York: 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.

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  1. matthewabner78

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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.
     

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