Thursday, October 29, 2009

Is Your Cell Phone Safe?

In a recent test of U.S. homes, cell phones were found to actually be dirtier than toilet seats.

“The phones contained more skin bacteria than the any other object; this could be due to the fact that this type of bacteria increases in high temperatures and our phones are perfect for breeding these germs as they’re kept warm and cozy in our pockets, handbags and brief cases. These bacteria are toxic to humans, and can cause infections if they have the opportunity to enter the body.” - Joanne Verran, Professor of Microbiology at Manchester Metropolitan University

There are several things you can do to protect yourself . The easiest is to frequently clean your phone with a clean cloth dampened with rubbing alcohol or a disinfectant wipe. Just be sure not to soak your phone or get any liquid inside, since it is an electrical device.

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