You may have heard that your phone is dirtier than the toilet seat … and that's probably true. Tony Spitz from Buzz60 has the dismal details.

What is this element that never leaves your country?

Goes to the bathroom with you. You use it in the kitchen. He often touches your face, your desk, and, almost, every other surface within the reach of your arm.

Of course, this is your smartphone. And the tasks listed above are just some of the reasons why this is a site for the propagation of bacteria and crunchy bacteria.

Do not take our word for it.

Faecal matter can be found on 1 in every six smartphones, according to a 2011 survey conducted by researchers from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. "Mobile phones have become real reservoirs of pathogens as they touch the faces, ears, lips and hands of different users of different health conditions," researchers said in a 2009 study of bacteria removed from personal call devices.

An Arizona University study found that a typical work desk, usually home to your smartphone for about 40 hours a week, has hundreds of times more bacteria per square inch than an office toilet. Other studies have found serious pathogens of smartphones such as Streptococcus, MRSA – a type of bacteria resistant to several antibiotics – and even E. coli. "Do Not Call Before You Write": New Rules of Communication in the Digital Age

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Your remote is also full of scary bacteria. (Photo11:

So why is your phone so nasty?

"We touch more surfaces than any generation in history, from ATMs to self-service counters," said Dr. Charles Gerba, professor of microbiology at the University of Arizona. – So, keep your microbes constantly on your hands and fingers, put them on your mobile phone and get them close to your nose, mouth or eyes.

These microbes can make you, your family and everyone else in contact with the sick. In fact, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that 80% of all infections are transmitted by hand, and our smartphones actually turn into that.

"Mobile phones are now mobile germ devices," said Gerba. – You get a germ of your hand and use your phone. You will then wash your hands later, but the microbes are still on your phone.

On average, Americans check their phone every 12 minutes – burying heads on their phones 80 times a day, according to the Asurion global technology company. There are many possibilities for microorganisms to migrate between your fingers and your phone.

The worst culprits are teenagers, according to Gerba, whose study found that people working in the food industry with adults who work with children usually get the most contaminated in their hands.

Multicultural group of friends using a smartphone with a coffee university vacation – People (19659023) (Photo11: Getty Images)

Think of all the surfaces you touch during the day, the poles of the metro and the light remote control switches for the bathroom doors. All bacteria taken during your day-to-day activities are found on daily dialing devices, and the chances are you do not clean them often or well enough.

"All mobile phones will have bacteria in them because we hold them on our face," says Susan Whittier, director of clinical microbiology in New York, the Presbyterian and Medical Center of Columbia University. cheeks and ears are not something to worry about. But if you cough in your phone, these viruses can live on these surfaces for hours and can be transferred to others. "This saves my life": Apple Watch, Fitbit alerts users to emergency medical cases

Apple advises against using liquids or disinfectants Instead, the iPhone maker offers a detailed list of how to clean your phone depending on your model. Motorola offers the use of a microfibre cloth – the kind you could clean your glasses with – with some water.

As far as Google's pixel phone is concerned, the company has given OK to use

There are other ways you can clean the device safely depending on the type of the phone You may need the following materials:

  1. Microfiber cloth
  2. Isopropyl alcohol [19659034] Water
  3. Cotton swabs
  4. Cleaning gloves

Waterproof and waterproof

Waterproof phones great deal recently with manufacturers wanting to talk about the ability of their phone to survive. This category includes Google Pixel 3 XL, iPhone XS, Samsung Galaxy S9 and many others. If you have one of these new devices, here's how you can clean it:

You can make your own alcoholic cleanser and distilled water in a spray bottle, "said Professor of Microbiology, Gerba.

Spray the outside of the device and wipe it with a cotton swab.

Wear gloves or wash your hands before cleaning.

No Waterproof ]

You need to be a little more careful when wiping a phone that is not waterproof.

Lysol announces that wipes are "safe to use in electronics, including smartphones, tablets and remote controls." So you can use one of them carefully to delete the screen and the back of the phone. If you're worried about using a disinfectant, consider an option like "PhoneSoap," a device that first drew attention to the ABC Shark Tank show.

He uses UV light to kill 99.9% of germs on your smartphone, according to the manufacturer, it costs about $ 60 and can be picked up by Amazon. only cleans your phone, but it also charges it.

Or you can just use the phone (19459051) Follow the US Today Consumer Trend Dawlin Brown on Twitter This is a great way to get your hands on your smartphone every now and then. : @Dalvin_Brown

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