Filthy phones

Dirtiest items that never leave our side

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Filthy phones

Germs transferring right under our eyes

Germs transferring right under our eyes

Germs transferring right under our eyes

Germs transferring right under our eyes

Jasmine Kellogg, Staff Writer

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Smartphone devices are wonderful creations that seem to rest in the palm of our hands or our back pockets, easily within reach at all times. These devices are so useful and convenient as we bring them anywhere and everywhere and can access so much information with the touch of a finger. However, did you know that smartphones are actually estimated to be almost seven times dirtier than a toilet seat? Yes, this statistic is surprising but true and something we should all start to take into mind.

Just about everyone has a smartphone nowadays. Used for work, communication, GPS, music, health, and leisure they have become very pivotal devices in our society. Due to the constant use and the function of the phones being touch screen, germs are constantly passed on to our handheld devices. We touch a doorknob, check an update on our phone; shake a person’s hand, answer an important text. No matter what we do, where we go, or what kind of dirty things we touch, we tend to touch our phones right after without even considering the germ transfer from an object to our devices. According to debgroup.com, “Each square inch of your cell phone contains roughly 25,000 germs, making it one of the filthiest things you come in contact with on a daily basis.” Not only are these devices the things you’re touching the most, but they also carry the most germs. While these germs on your phone are not guaranteed to get you sick or transfer disease, they are still very prevalent.

There are some ways to try to fight back against these dirty phones without having to become a total clean freak. When you wake up in the morning, often the first thing you touch is your smartphone device to check the messages received while you were asleep, notifications for the day, and updates on social media. These devices are often also the last thing you touch before you go to sleep. If every night you cleaned your phone simply with a sanitizing wipe or damp towelette, it would make a positive step in the right direction. Now we never tend to clean our phones at all so by instituting even a small cleanse, it would help eliminate the day to day germs that we pick up. By doing this at the end of the day, you start your day the next day with a cleaner phone than you would have before. There are even devices created already that you can purchase to clean your phone for you. On Amazon they have technology starting priced at about $60 before shipping that sanitizes and charges your phone. The PhoneSoap 3.0 in particular uses a UV light to eliminate and kill bacteria lingering on your devices while charging your phone at the same time. While it may seem unnecessary to purchase a device to clean your phone, this could be very useful as when you plug your phone in at night it charges and cleans it as well. Regardless of how you decide to do it, instituting a cleansing for your smartphone device regularly is a good idea to keep everything sanitary!

 

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