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Thu Aug 30, 2012, 01:54 PM

Why Your Cellphone Has More Bacteria Than a Toilet Seat


Why Your Cellphone Has More Bacteria Than a Toilet Seat
By Susan E. Matthews, MyHealthNewsDaily Staff Writer | LiveScience.com


Cellphones carry 10 times more bacteria than most toilet seats, so it shouldn't be surprising that a man in Uganda reportedly contracted Ebola after stealing one.

He stole the phone from a quarantined ward of a hospital, near the site of a recent Ebola outbreak, reports said.

But regardless of your proximity to an Ebola outbreak, your cellphone is still probably pretty grimy, said Charles Gerba, a microbiologist at the University of Arizona.

"They've got quite a bit on them," Gerba said. "When's the last time you cleaned your cellphone?" ....................(more)

The complete piece is at: http://news.yahoo.com/why-cellphone-more-bacteria-toilet-seat-124147769.html



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Response to marmar (Original post)

Thu Aug 30, 2012, 02:08 PM

1. WHAT are people doing with their cell phones?

 

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Response to SheilaT (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 30, 2012, 02:11 PM

2. I scratch my ass with mine. Wouldn't want to get my hands dirty

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Thu Aug 30, 2012, 02:12 PM

3. What's really gross - what's in your keyboard

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