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Ew. The Truth About Your Smartphone Habit: Do You Have Any Clean Tips To Share

Posted August 21, 2013 by Holly Hutcher-Shamir

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As a follow up to Tuesday’s blog post, do you have any tips you would like to share with our readers regarding measures you take to keep your cell phone germ-free or reduce electromagnetic stress to your brain and body? Please share with your fellow blog readers.

Think about where your smartphone has been in the last week? Did you put it on the sink while you used the bathroom or are you included in the seventy-five percent of Americans who bring their smartphone devices with them to the toilet? When the flight attendant asked passengers to turn off all cell phones and electronics, did you put yours on the seat next to you in-order to have it at a seconds notice reach? Have you ever wondered how many germs thrive on a airplane seat? How about the hotel room you stayed in while on summer vacation? A number of studies have looked at smartphones overwhelming germ-carrying potential. In one study, British researchers noted a bacterial count that rivaled the average toilet seat. Published in the Journal of Applied Microbiology, 20 to 30 percent of viruses can be transferred from fingertips to touchscreens.  Furthermore, the dirt, oil and bacteria can have an unhealthy impact on your health. Ew.

A product PhoneSoap is deputing this month. It will destroy bacteria with UV light while simultaneously charging your devices. Antibacterial products made for electronics like Wireless Wipes and iKlenz Cleaner Solution disinfect without harming your touchscreen. Please remember to disinfect your smartphone covers too! Please share this info with everyone you know!

 

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