Many people have the bad habit of taking their phone with them into the toilet, but did you know that it can have serious consequences?
In that way, you are exposed to bacteria like salmonella, E. Coli and C. It is not hygienic wiping your bum and then get your phone. Even if you clean your hands, the germs on your phone will end up back on your hands.
Dr. Ron Cutler, director of biomedical science degrees at Queen Mary’s University London, stated that you shouldn’t take your phone into the toilet if you don’t want to get fecal contamination.
He adds that levels of contamination depend on where the toilet is located. A small office may not signify a problem, but a hospital, a school or a cruise ship where viruses circulate frequently, are definitely a source of harmful bacteria.
If you thought that viruses are transmitted only by hands, you thought wrong. It is the most common way, that’s true, but not the only way. Dr. Ackerley explains that spray could disperse around six feet from the flush. That is the reason why you should never place your tooth brush near to the toilet and leave your phone down on the toilet roll holder. Moreover, germs might exist up to a couple of days on your phone.
Additionally, as phones heat up and have a warm temperature once in a while, providing an ideal environment for many types of bacteria to grow. When people hold sweets and leave a sticky layer on the phone, you are creating even better condition for spreading bacteria.
So, wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water and keep your phone away from the toilet.
Thank you for reading.