Smartphones as germ farms

This news really doesn’t surprise me: a study has shown that touch-screen devices such as phones and music players are havens for germs. Just like mobile phones have been for years. Apparently some data shows that mobile phones have 18 times more bacteria than a ‘flush handle’ in a men’s toilet. Which again probably isn’t that surprising as I believe there’s a worldwide epidemic of Angry Birds being played on the porcelain battlefield.

One important point though: don’t react to the news by using anti-bacterial sprays. A decent wipe down with a damp cloth will probably do a good job and not breed antibiotic resistance. And perhaps take a newspaper to the toilet next time.

via [The Sacramento Bee]

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