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Phones have 1800% more bacteria than toilets

Posted by Shawn Maclauchlan

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - When was the last time you cleaned your cell phone?

Your cell phone has 18 times more bacteria than the handle on a toilet according to a recent study.

Another study found that if you have a touch screen phone, up to 30 percent of viruses could be transferred from the screen to your fingers.

People can catch any number of bugs - from cold and flu viruses to E. coli and norovirus.

Clean your phone with sanitized wipes or you can buy special cleaning cloths from the phone store.

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