Gross. Better keep your cell phones clean.
1 in 6 cellphones have fecal E. coli traceshttp://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2011/10/14 ... 10922.html
"About one in six cellphones tested in the U.K. had traces of E. coli bacteria from fecal matter, a new study released for Global Handwashing Day suggests...Fecal bacteria can survive on hands and surfaces for hours, especially in warmer temperatures away from sunlight; it is easily transferred by touch to door handles, food and cellphones, the researchers said. If ingested, E.coli can cause diarrhea, extreme abdominal cramping and pain, nausea and vomiting, and in extreme cases, death.
Public health experts advise people to wash their hands carefully after using the washroom. Handwashing tips include:
- Take time to wash properly — long enough the sing the Happy birthday song twice.
- Remove jewelry.
- Wash both the front and back of hands.
- Scrub fingers including under fingernails.
- Use soap and water."