Have you been feeling under the weather recently? Maybe it’s your allergies, maybe its flu season, or maybe it is something in your pocket. A recent study out of Stanford has provided some unnerving details about the cleanliness of your cell phone.
The study suggests that used cellular phones or any cell phone being used for that matter can contain up to 18 times as many germs as the handle of a toilet. Further, it suggests that iPhones, iPads, certain types of Androids Blackberrys, and SmartPhones, or anything with a touch screen can be even worse. Up to 30% of the germs on a touchscreen can be transmitted to your fingers each time you touch. Proceeding to touch your mouth, face, or food can then allow these germs to enter your system. Continue reading »