I was watching Jimmy Kimmel the other night and he reminded me of an old article I read from Time Magazine about the dirtiness of our hands and smartphones.
According to London scientists, 1 in 6 phones has fecal matter on it. In another word, there is a high chance your smartphone has poop on it. The study reasoned that people do not wash their hands after using the restroom, and transfer the fecal matter onto their phones. The vast majority of us do not know what others do in the restroom, but many people are seen going into stalls with smartphones in hand. That contributes to the nastiness too.
E.Coli is commonly found in human fecal matter and can make you very sick if ingested. E. Coli was behind the massive food poisonings earlier this year from Chipotle, and I am not linking smartphones to that incident, but am simply stating what E.Coli can do to you.
Smartphones are a somewhat new phenomena, only gaining massive acceptance over the last 10 years, so we haven’t had a lot of time to dissect their overall impacts on our daily lives. We have learned over the past few hundred years how good hygiene, like cleaning teeth, pasteurizing milk, washing hands, and bathing can all lead to longer lives. Yet for many of us, we NEVER clean our smartphones with anything more than the back of our t-shirts or sweaters.
Our phones go practically everywhere with us: the bathroom, diaper changing room, in the kitchen for recipes, the gym, at the dinner table, in the office and car. They’re with us more than any other device, and they are dragging the germs they have accumulated along with them. Logic would tell us we need to start cleaning our smartphones a little better than what we have been doing.
I use a multitude of device cleaners when I am home, but the one I have in the office and in my car is the HÄNS Swipe all in one cleaning kit.
HÄNS Swipe : Clean 1:1 Bundle – $22.95 Amazon
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- 1:1 Bundle contains 1 HÄNS Swipe – Clean and 1 Refill bottle of HÄNS Cleaning Solution
HÄNS Swipe – $14.95 Amazon
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- Helps control the spread of germs
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Screen Cleaner ROGGE DUO-Clean – $14.95 Amazon
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Screen Mom Screen Cleaner Kit – $15.95 Amazon
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iCloth Touchscreen Cleaning Wipes – $24.99 Amazon
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