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!