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Bacteria Cell Phone

March 27, 2012 by staff 

Bacteria Cell Phone, They are pretty much essential, but you may want to ditch your mobile phone for ever after reading this. The average handset carries 18 times more potentially harmful germs than a flush handle in a men’s toilet, tests have revealed.

Ananlysis of handsets found almost a quarter were so dirty that they had up to ten times an acceptable level of TVC bacteria.  A man holds his iPhone 4 in front of a mobile phone store in Tokyo. Phones can accumulate huge amounts of bacteria

One of the phones in the test had such high levels of bacteria it could have given its owner a serious stomach upset. While TVC is not immediately harmful, elevated levels indicate poor personal hygiene and act as a breeding ground for other bugs.

The findings from a sample of 30 phones by Which? magazine suggest 14.7million of the 63million mobiles in use in the UK today could be potential health hazards.

Hygiene expert Jim Francis, who carried out the tests, said: ‘The levels of potentially harmful bacteria on one mobile were off the scale. That phone needs sterilising.’

The most unhygienic phone had more than ten times the acceptable level of TVC and seven were above the threshold.

This worst handset also had 39 times the safe level of enterobacteria, a group of bacteria that live in the lower intestines of humans and animals and include bugs such as Salmonella.

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