Odds are your mobile device is carrying more germs than a Denny’s bathroom at closing time. At least, that’s the warning presented by the Sacramento Bee (though not in those exact words), which today published an article on the infectious threat lying in wait on our smart phones and tablets, especially those passed from person to person.
One source in the article, an antimicrobial case maker called Proporta, estimates that the average mobile phone has 25,127 germs per square inch. Another Britain-based source says that “mobile phones harbor 18 times more bacteria than a flush handle in a typical men’s room”.
Considering that it’s become acceptable to use your smart phones in the bathroom, none of this news is too shocking. Plus, Katie Couric warned us that computer keyboards were pretty filthy years ago, so it’s no surprise that more “intimate” gadgets are more contaminated. Well, at least, the solution is simple: just clean it.