If you’re one of those people that while are in the toilet read something on Facebook or watch a video then you should stop .By doing this you bring hitchhikers out with you on your phone.
Bacteria from the restroom are transmitted on both cell phones and hands, and below are the four most commonly found bacteria on cell phones:
1. E. coli :
- London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine conducted a study and discovered that 16 percent of cell phones tested had E. coli bacteria on them
- 16 percent of the hands they tested also had the same bacteria,
- individuals had not washed their hands well after using the bathroom .
2. C. diff :
- C. diff is a bacteria that causes diarrhea and in the worst cases inflammation of the colon
- it was found on smart phones and tablets at St. Joseph’s Healthcare
3. Fecal matter
- a study performed by Queen Mary’s School of Biological and Chemical Sciences discovered that fecal matter on phones where it can survive for days.
4. Flu virus
- CBC Hamilton also discovered a number of smart phones and tablets that had the flu virus on them
- you can’t get sick off of your own fecal matter or E. coli, you can transfer it to others making them sick
- bringing cell phone into the bathroom exposes it to the flushing spray from the toilet which can reach up to six feet
- even if you wash your hands, wipe your bottom the fact that you handle your phone before washing your hands will transfer germs to the phone.
- Wipe your phone with a clean, dry cloth to remove any germs or bacteria that may have landed.
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