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Study says cellphones dirtier than toilets

Omar McFarlane

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Seems as though the attack of the cellphones has escaped our hospitals and entered our homes. According to research done research by UK retailer Dial-a-Phone, our mobile devices contain more bacteria than the bottom of our shoes and even the ol' porcelain throne. Apparently, between coming in constant contact with our hands and face, and being tucked away in our dark pockets and purses all day -- the perfect breeding ground for germs -- cellphones build up an astonishing amount of skin bacteria. So unless having your immune system fight off diseases caused by staphylococcus aureus is your thing, take heed and wipe your phone with an antibacterial wipe once in a while. Or, do like us and just invest in a phone cleaner.

[Via Wired]

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