Few of us can do without our smart phones. They keep us connected but apparently also have the potential for making us sick if you believe the information contained in a new British study
detailed in the story below from our news partners at metro networks—
(Undated) — Mobile phones may not be the thing we should carry around with us everywhere. A study done by researchers at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine reveals that fecal matter can be found on one out of every six smart phones. A statement from the school says “Mobile phones have become veritable reservoirs of pathogens as they touch faces, ears, lips and hands of different users of different health conditions.” That means that each time we pick up our phones, we are picking up germs on our hands and fingers, putting them on our cellphones and bringing them close to our mouths, noses and eyes.
Back in the 1980’s an Associated Press repair tech who used to visit our studios would use a tissue to wipe off the telephone receiver prior to using it and we used to think that was pretty weird.
Maybe he was just ahead of the health curve.
That’s the way I see it.