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After Reading This, You Will Never Use Your Phone In A Toilet Again (Read)

31 Mar

Sometimes we all take a phone
into the toilet. But it is a very
dangerous habit! You can
expose yourself and others to
germs like salmonella, E. Coli
and C.
“If you wipe your bum then
pick up your phone, you may as
well not bother washing your
hands because all the bacteria
you put on your phone will end
up back on your hands,”
hygiene expert Dr. Lisa
Ackerley told.
So what we all should do? Dr.
Ron Cutler, director of
biomedical science degrees at
Queen Mary’s University
London, said: “Basically, you
just shouldn’t (take your phone
into the toilet) if you are at all
concerned about the transfer of
viruses and fecal
contamination.”
He said that levels of
contamination vary widely
depending on where the toilet
is. A small office may not be a
problem, but a hospital or a
cruise ship where viruses may
be circulating are different.
Remember, viruses transfer not
only by hands. It is the main
way, but not the only one.
“Spray could travel around six
feet from the flush,” Dr.
Ackerley said.
That’s why you shouldn’t leave
your toothbrush close to the
toilet and put your phone down
on the toilet roll holder or any
shelf that might be there.
By the way, germs could
survive up to a couple of days
on your phone! “Phones heat
up a little bit giving bacteria a
nice warm environment,” Dr.
Ron Cutler said. “If people
handle sweets and leave a
sticky coating on the phone,
that’s an even better place for
bacteria.”
So don’t forget to wash your
hands with soap and water and
leave the phone in your bag
before visiting the toilet!

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