There are many people that take the phone into the restroom. This practice is really dangerous! This way you are exposing yourself and other to bacteria known as salmonella, E. Coli and C.
Dr. Lisa Ackerley, a hygiene expert stated: “If you wipe your bum, then get your phone, you may as well not trouble cleaning your hands since all the germs you place on your phone will wind up back on your hands,”
Most probably you are wondering what we should do about it. The director of the biomedical faculty at Queen Mary’s University of London, Dr. Ron Cutler, stated the following:
“Basically, you just shouldn’t (take your phone into the restroom) if you are at all concerned about the transfer of viruses and fecal contamination.”
These levels of contamination, according to Dr. Cutler, vary from the location of the restroom. For instance, a small office might not be a problem, but hospitals and cruise ships are problem because there is a flow of different viruses.
Viruses move around freely, not only on our hands even though it is the most common one. Dr. Ackerley added: “Spray could travel around six feet from the flush”. This is the reason why you should always leave your toothbrush further away from the toilet, and do not use your phone while using the toilet because gems might survive for weeks on your phone surface.
Dr. Cutler added: “Phones heat up a little bit providing bacteria a great warm environment. If people handle sweets and leave a sticky covering on the phone, that’s an even better place for germs.”
Remember to clean your hands with soap thoroughly and do not use your phone while you are using the toilet!