Clean your mobile screen – it’s 10 times dirtier than a toilet seat
Your mobile device’s screen is up to 10 times dirtier than a toilet seat according to researchers so it pays to invest in a screen cleaner for your own health’s sake.
Research from London University says 82 per cent of all mobile phones have some sort of bacterial contamination.
This highlights the need to practice good tech hygiene by cleaning your device’s screen.
It’s a good idea when you consider users touch the device with their hands and also put it on their face when making and receiving calls.
There are several screen cleaning products available that also come with a special cleaning cloth.
“People are just as likely to get as sick from their phones as they are from handles in the bathroom.” Dr Jeffrey Cain, president of the American Academy of Family Physicians, told the Wall Street Journal.
“More people touch more devices than ever before and this reality requires all of us to extend our personal hygiene practices to our mobile devices
“If we wash our hands several times a day, and we should, then we should do the same with our mobile devices. That’s how important the practice of good tech hygiene is.”
A CBC Canada report says everything from fecal matter and E. Coli can be found on mobile device screens.
A video posted by Mashable last year suggested that more than 25,000 bacteria were present per square inch on a smartphone’s screen.
In comparison a pet’s food dish has more than 2000 bacteria per square inch and retail self-checkout screen had more than 4,500 per square inch.
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