We all have that weird habit of taking our phone into the toilet. However, did you know that in this way you’re exposing yourself and others to E.Coli, salmonella, and other dangerous germs?
Dr. Lisa Ackerley is a hygiene expert who explains that wiping your private parts after using the bathroom and then immediately picking up your phone, means transfer of the bacteria from your hands to your phone.
So, washing your hands after doing this is practically pointless, since as soon as you touch your phone – which we know it’ll be soon, the bacteria will get back on your hands.
So, what is the right thing to do?
The director of Biomedical Science Degree Programmes, DMS at Queen Mary University of London, Dr. Ron Cutler, gives a simple yet important advice. He says if you like to prevent transfer of fecal contamination and viruses, you better not take your phone into the toilet.