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16% of cell phones have poop on them – what are you going to do about it?

By: Brett Cooper
on November 21, 2011 10:00 am

You may want to reconsider using your friend’s cell phone to make a call or send a text.  According to KeepingItKleen.com, 16% of all cell phones have poop on them.  And when you use a computer keyboard at the office or in the school’s computer lab you may want to bring a disinfecting wipe with you as they are some 60% dirtier than your average toilet seat.  There are some products on the market that can help you keep your tech clean, including ultraviolet lights and disinfecting wipes for tech, but in the end simply following good hygiene and washing your hands is the simplest and most cost effective way of avoiding contaminating your tech. Click the picture to the right of this posting to get a view of all of the not so nice stuff lurking where you would least expect it.

Comments

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    Andy Simmons says:

    “16% of all cell phones have poop on them.”

    Yes, but they prefer to call it “Windows Phone 7″. ;)

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    1000Acres says:

    Good one, Andy! Agreed.

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    Ajax says:

    KeepingItKleen link points to Sam’s Club socks?

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    Cobin Rox says:

    boy that headline made me snort!

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    Evan 'JabberWokky' Edwards says:

    Who cares? Fecal matter is on everything else in use by humans too. It’s not like phones are attracting them in any particular manner.

    We are biological creatures, and that biology gets on everything. By and large, most people are healthy given the level of bacteria all over our bodies, mouths, eyelashes, etc. The few who have immune system issues should consult a doctor, and the rest of the population should stay hygienic — but not worry about trying to create a sterile environment in a world populated by walking bags of rotting food turning into poo. I.e., our friends, family and ourselves.

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