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Posted on October 16, 2010 by jhcadm

Can I Use Your Phone? Think Twice.

For all those who use touchscreen phones or other devices, you know how grimy your screen can get at times; but do you really know what lurks behind the grime?

According to a study by a Stanford University doctoral student, Timothy Julian, who co-authored a study on the spread of viruses, there is a somewhat high risk of the transmission of viruses and other pathogens from a glass surface. “If you put virus on a surface, like an iPhone, about 30 percent of it will get on your fingertips,” Julian said.

British researchers have even found that mobile phones can have up to 18 times more bacteria on them than the handle of a toilet in the average men’s bathroom.

Source: Sacbee

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