We’ve all heard shocking statistics about the amount of germs that can be found on our kitchen work surfaces, public bathroom door handles and even our computer keyboards. But have you ever thought about the amount of germs and dirt currently found on your cell phone?
Over 90% of adults own a cell phone in the United States, and a majority of us will use them for sending work emails, calling friends or browsing social media several times a day. But despite this, many of us are unaware of just how dirty our cell phones can become – especially when we are using them so frequently, and in so many different locations.
Cell phones are 18 times dirtier than bathroom door handles
According to research carried out by Fox News, a typical cell phone is home to 18 times as much bacteria as a public restroom door handle. A majority of us will wash our hands after visiting the bath room, but this becomes a pointless exercise if we are picking up our dirty cell phones several minutes later.
How do cell phones get so dirty?
There are a number of reasons for our cell phones becoming the bacteria breeding grounds that they are. First and foremost, we frequently use them in bathrooms, work offices, and when riding the bus or subway – each of which sees germs spread quickly by large amounts of people in confined spaces. This is only made worse when we touch other objects that can carry bacteria, such as money, door handles, and the promotional pens which may be found around the office.
How can I keep my cell phone clean?
There is no escaping the fact that we will continue to use our cell phones regularly, and that we will inevitably pick up germs and bacteria during our everyday lives. Fortunately our immune systems have developed to protect us against smaller amounts of bacteria and other threats, although continued exposure – as is the case with a regularly used dirty cell phone – can still leave us feeling tired and ill. However, there are a number of products available right here at Wearable Imaging that can keep cell phones clean and reduce our chances of getting sick.
Hand sanitizer is available in small squeezable bottles and sprays, all of which can be carried conveniently in a hand bag ,pocket or on a keyring. Not only will these keep your hands free from bacteria, but with a small cloth or tissue they can be used to clean your cell phone directly – provided that you use sparingly to avoid excess sanitizer running into the speakers or behind buttons.
An alternative would be to purchase our hand sanitizing wipes. These wipes are ideal for improving hygiene in high traffic environments like the office, grocery stores, classrooms, or the gym. Carrying these with you is a quick and convenient method of sanitizing your hands, cell phone and other items you come in contact with.