Disgusting fact: Average mobile phone contains more bacteria than toilet seat

Mobile phones

mobile.pngI suppose it depends on how clean you keep your toilet seat, but new research shows that the average mobile phone contains more bacteria than the trusty throne.

Dial-a-Phone conducted this vital research, taking swabs from everyday objects and testing them for bacteria.

Seems that the ubiquitous mobile has more bacteria on it that the average door handle, keyboard, shoe sole, or toilet seat.

Of course, the phone also ends up touching more parts of the human body than those other objects.

“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,” commented Joanne Verran, Professor of Microbiology at Manchester Metropolitan University.

There’s a simple solution, though. Clean your phone thoroughly with an antibacterial wipe more than once a year. Easy!

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Andy Merrett
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One thought on “Disgusting fact: Average mobile phone contains more bacteria than toilet seat

  • Thats not saying much 🙂

    Your hands and your face have more bacteria on them than your butt does. Your butt is shielded with what you wear, whereas your face, and hands are exposed to shaking hands with people, handling stuff and being out and about.

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