Are you frequently using your mobile phone while you’re on the toilet? If so, you will not do that anymore after you read about the results of a recent study that concluded that smartphones are the filthiest objects we use on a daily basis. And, by the way, our mobile phones are presenting more bacteria than the toilet seat.
Named Initial Washroom Hygiene, the new study revealed that smartphones are by seven times dirtier than the toilet seats we use when we go to the bathroom. And I mean every toilet seat in this world, be it in a mall, park, or at your home, among others.
It’s getting worse, believe me! In case you’re using a leather case to protect your smartphone from crashes, then your smartphone is presenting by 17 times more germs than a toilet seat. Also, those devices with a plastic or silicon case possess bacteria by six times more than those mobiles without any protection.
Smartphones Are The Filthiest Objects We Use On A Daily Basis
In their study, the researchers from Initial Washroom Hygiene have analyzed more than 50 smartphones. According to their results, mobile phones present about 1,479 germs, while a normally-used toilet seat revealed only 220 bacteria.
“There will be a norovirus on phones at this time of year but the bugs on smartphones will probably be people’s own bacteria so the likelihood of passing on disease is low. However, it might be ill-advised to pass smartphones around between people,” said Hugh Pennington, a professor of bacteriology at the University of Aberdeen.
In conclusion, smartphones are the filthiest objects we use on a daily basis. Accordingly, the scientists recommend people not to use their smartphones while on the toilet to avoid getting infected by the bacteria lurking from their smartphones. Another smart thing to do would be to sanitize your smartphones frequently.