Think Twice Before Bringing Your Phone to the Bathroom

Hey there! Are you one of those people who can’t resist scrolling through Facebook or watching videos while sitting on the throne? Well, it’s time to reconsider. Trust me, after reading this, you won’t ever use your mobile phone in a bathroom again.

Did you know that by taking your phone with you to the restroom, you’re allowing some unwelcome hitchhikers to join you? Yup, bacteria from the bathroom can easily make their way onto your phone and hands. Here are the top four culprits that love hanging out on our devices:

  1. E. coli: Believe it or not, a study found that a shocking 16% of tested phones had E. coli bacteria on them. And wait for it, 16% of the hands tested also had these pesky bacteria. Seems like some folks forgot to wash their hands properly after using the bathroom!
  2. C. diff: You don’t want to mess with this bacteria. C. diff can cause diarrhea and, in severe cases, inflammation of the colon. It was even found on smartphones and tablets. Yikes!
  3. Fecal matter: Brace yourself for this one. A study revealed the presence of fecal matter on phones. And guess what? It can actually survive on your phone for days. Gross, right?
  4. Flu virus: Yup, you heard that right. The flu virus was discovered on several smartphones and tablets. While your own bathroom habits might not make you sick, you can easily transfer these germs to others, making them ill. Not cool!

So, why is your phone at risk in the bathroom? Well, flushing the toilet can shoot water droplets and germs up to a distance of six feet. Even if you wash your hands and give your bottom a good wipe, handling your phone before washing your hands transfers all those nasty germs onto it.

But fear not! There’s a simple solution to protect yourself from these bathroom-based germs. Just grab a clean, dry cloth and wipe your phone regularly. This will help remove any bacteria or germs that may have landed on it.

Remember, prevention is key! So next time you head to the bathroom, leave your phone behind. Your health will thank you later!


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