It's no surprise that we all have one item that never leaves our side. Our mobile phones. We take it to the bathroom, the kitchen, the bedroom, the surfaces... the list goes on. Our hands are constantly touching our phone screens and our faces, skin and other objects.
This is why it's a breeding ground for germs and a cesspool of bacteria. It's quite nasty when you think about it...
And yes, if you weren't already thinking about it,,,fecal matter can be found on 1 out of every 6 smartphones, YIKES!
We use our phones around 40 hours a week, which means there are hundreds of times more bacteria per square inch than an office toilet seat. Some studies have found serious pathogens on smartphones such as Streptococcus, MRSA and even E. coli. It was found in a study that we check our phones every 12 minutes, so we bury our heads in our devices around 80 times a day which allows lot's of microorganisms to migrate between our fingers and phones. Forget about having a 'mobile device' it's more like a 'germ device' now days. We touch more surfaces than any generation in history. We use ATM machines and self-checkout counters, which means we are picking up germs all the time on our hands and fingers, putting them on our phones and bringing them close to your nose, mouth or eyes.