Stop Using Your Phone On Toilet — Especially If It’s With You When You Eat

  • Microbiologists warn humans are now constantly carrying more bacteria and viruses in their pockets and spreading them wherever they go.
  • We carry them everywhere, take them to bed, to the bathroom and for many people they’re the first thing they see in the morning. More than 90% of the world owns or uses a mobile phone and many of us couldn’t manage without one.
  • But health concerns about phones use usually focus on the distraction they can cause while driving, the possible effects of radiofrequency exposure, or just how addictive they can be. The microbial infection risk of your phone is much less appreciated – but it’s very real.
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