You Will Never Use Your Phone In A Toilet Again After Reading This,
We all have that strange habit of taking our phone to the bathroom. However, did you know that this way you are exposing yourself and others to E. coli, salmonella and other dangerous germs?
Dr. Lisa Ackerley is a hygiene expert who explains that cleaning her private parts after using the bathroom and then picking up her phone immediately means transferring the bacteria from her hands to her phone.
So, washing your hands after doing this is practically pointless, since as soon as you touch your phone – which we know it’ll be soon, the bacteria will get back on your hands.
So, what is the right thing to do?
The director of Biomedical Sciences Programs, DMS of Queen Mary University in London, Dr. Ron Cutler, gives simple but important advice. He says if he likes to avoid the transfer of fecal contamination and viruses, it is best not to take your phone to the bathroom.
According to him, the contamination level depends a lot on the location of the toilet. If it’s in a small office, there shouldn’t be any serious problem, but if it’s in cruise ship or hospital where viruses may be circulating, the risk is drastically higher.
Although the most common way of transferring viruses is by hands, it’s not the only one. Dr. Ackerley explains that spray is able to travel around 6 feet from the flush, so keep your toothbrush away from the toilet. Also, make sure you don’t put your phone on any shelf or toilet roll holder near the toilet.
Germs can even survive on your phone for days! Phones are nice warm environment for bacteria as they heat up a bit. What’s more, they will become even more bacteria-friendly area if you leave a sticky coating on your phone when handling some sweets. That’s why you should always wash your hands with water and soap, and leave your phone in your pocket or bag before going to the toilet.