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Unwanted contacts on your phone

E. Coli on the list of nasty bugs in your contact list!

Think about this the next time you put your phone to your face -
A study published in October, 2011, found that 92% of cellular phones are contaminated with nasty bacteria...including E. Coli. The cause of the contamination is people using their phones while in the restroom. Texting while toileting has been identified as a contributing factor. 

According to research conducted by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Queen Mary, University of London:
  • 92% of phones had bacteria on them.
  • 82% of hands had bacteria on them.
  • 16% of hands and 16% of phones had E. coli bacteria.
How do you decontaminate your phone/handheld device after use in the clinical environment?

Read the full article from Medscape here.

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