OMG, your cell phone is dirty!
How many times a day do you use or touch your cell phone? Forget that, how many times do your kids use their cell phone on an average day? With that being said, have you ever considered how incredibly dirty cells phone are?
Here are some disgusting cell phone facts for you to stew on:
•There is more contamination on a cell phone than at a bottom of a shoe, toilet or doorknob
•Mobile phones have 18 times more bacteria than a toilet flush handle in a restroom
•Germs like Staphylococcus, Micrococcus and Bacillus can be found on phones
•Bacteria can live on your phone for up to a week
•30% of viruses can make it to your finger tips just by touching the screen of someone else’s phone. The virus can spread by rubbing your eyes, biting your nails or putting your hands to your face
•Cell phones contain tens of thousands of germs on each square inch of a phone
•Germs can multiply in warm places – between the heat the phone generates and the germs on faces and hands
•Some mobile phones have 500 times the amount of germs than a toilet seat
Need we say more!
It’s time to start a daily cell phone cleaning regiment; here’s how:
•Check with your phone manufacturer first to make sure that the surface is safe to clean
•Purchase a cell phone cleaning kit from your phone provider
•Or for an economical cleaning option
○Use a store bought sanitizing wipe to clean the phone OR
○Dampen a soft cloth or paper towel with standard rubbing alcohol.
○Open the phone if necessary and wipe down the inside of the phone or the outside screen. Clean this part well because this is the section that touches your face, your ear and fingers.
○If you have a cover, take it off and wipe that out as well.
○For all of the nooks and crannies, dip a cotton swab in into the alcohol and clean the spaces that the cloth couldn’t clean like between the raised numbers.