Study shows these regular items are dirtier than the average toilet seat

Study shows these regular items are dirtier than the average toilet seat

OK, germophobes, here is a subject that I am sure would be of interest to you. Most people are not aware of the fact that a strong functioning immune system is what prevents us from getting sick, rather than exposure to germs. Actually, that exposure can help strengthen an immune systems response. This study shows where the germs are. Perhaps, allowing your body to do its job and train the immune system is preferable to constantly using a hand sanitizer such as purel. Check this out;

Smartphones, Tablets Dirtier Than Public Toilet Seats: Study

Wednesday, 18 Sep 2013 07:13 AM

 

British watchdog Which? claims that your smartphones, keyboards, and tablets are more contaminated with germs than a public toilet seat. Lunch at your desk anyone?
The company took swabs from 90 devices, finding “hazardous” levels of bacteria that can make you sick, including E. coli.
One iPad had 600 units of Staphylococcus aureus, while a smartphone had 140. The dirtiest keyboard had 480, compared to less than 20 units per swab of an office toilet.
All those flourishing germs can thank today’s busy lifestyles, the company said, with people taking their gadgets into the bathroom with them to multitask, or rushing from bathroom breaks back to work without properly washing their hands.
“A count of 600 on a plastic device of any sort is incredibly high,” said head researcher and microbiologist James Francis. “It indicates that some people don’t wash their hands a lot.”

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