Your Phone Is A Breeding Ground For Germs, But Doesn’t Need To Be

How Dirty Is A Cell Phone?

We’ll answer that question in a roundabout way:

You use your phone while you’re sitting on the toilet. Maybe you’re reading this right now in the bathroom. (We caught you, didn’t we?!) We think that’s enough proof to validate that your phone is indeed dirty. Nonetheless, we’ll continue:

The Life of a Cell Phone

Your poor phone can’t afford to be too much of a germophobe — he’s constantly in contact with the little buggers. A U.K. study found bacteria on 92 percent of the cell phones studied, with E. coli on 16 percent of them.

A study by Dial-a-Phone discovered more bacteria on cell phones than on toilet seats, shoes, door handles and computer keyboards. The amount of bacteria on cell phones is actually 10 times higher than you generally find on toilet seats, says the University of Arizona.Celluwipes reduce the spread of germs

How does all that bacteria get there? Your phone is:

  • Grabbed and pressed by dirty hands
  • Passed to other people with their own germs to share
  • Placed on surfaces that have come into contact with everything from body oils to a cat’s litter-filled paws to the residue of raw meat

Yes, your phone is dirty. In fact, it’s downright disgusting. The Wall Street Journal tested eight phones in a study and found every single one of them contained a type of bacteria associated with fecal matter. Sick!

Passing Germs to You

You wash your hands, take showers and clean the surfaces around your home. But you still haven’t cleaned your phone, have you? After going to the bathroom, you touch the phone’s screen and transfer germs from your fingers to your phone. They fester throughout the day in your pocket, breeding and multiplying.

Bacteria, including E. coli and S. aureus, are transferred from your glass phone screen to your fingertips at a significant “transfer rate” of up to 78.6 percent, as this study in the Applied and Environmental Microbiology Journal highlights.

Great Gift Ideas for the Germaphobe and Health Conscious

If you don’t have Celluwipes handy, try one of these awesome germaphobe approved ideas or products to make your life a little bit safer and a lot a bit cleaner.

20 Awesome Gifts for Germaphobes You’ll Want To Keep

What Can Be Done To Fight Bacteria?

To fight germs, it’s time to get smart and clean your phone on a regular basis. You might wonder how to clean your phone without ruining the screen’s protective coating or clogging your phone with moisture. All you need to combat those germs on your phone is a quick swipe of a Celluwipe.

Cellwuipes box of wipes
Celluwipes: The Before-You-Type, One Swipe, Screen Wipe.

Wipe Away Germs & Sanitize That Bad Boy:

  • Effectively rid your phone of germs and bacteria with Celluwipes’ anti-microbial wipes.
  • Celluwipes come in a convenient package that allows you to easily clean your phone when you’re out-and-about.
  • Safely clean electronic devices, from phones to tablets to ear buds to gaming devices and computers with Celluwipes.

When you don’t have Celluwipes on hand, use hand sanitizer to clean your hands after touching anything dirty, icky, or messy and before touching your phone.

TL;DR – The Verdict

Yeah, your phone has the POTENTIAL to be a disgusting breeding ground for germs and bacteria. But you’ve got Celluwipes on your side. Or in your back pocket. Or your purse. Or your backpack… Because they’re so handy and easy to carry around.

Now you know how to combat all that bacteria on your phone. Carry on, germophobes!

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