Would you want a toilet seat that someone returned?
I didn’t think so!
Your Cell Phone Is Grosser Than You Think
Unless you live in a plastic bubble, germs and bacteria are on every surface you touch. Apparently, even washing your hands promises very little protection; one study revealed 25 percent of the public soap dispensers tested contained fecal bacteria. But what surfaces are the most notorious germ farms? We all know door handles are home to high populations of germs, but how do they compare with a cell phone? And who is more germ-ridden, men or women?
According to study findings published in the Wall Street Journal, swabs taken from a sample of cell phones had up to 33,200 CFUs, or colony-forming units, on them. According to a website created by the City of Cleveland’s Department of Public Health, a restroom door handle only has 4 CFUs.
What does This Mean ?
That your cell phone along with everyone that has one is completely disgusting.
What’s Dirtier, Cell Phone or Toilet Seat?
When people in New York City were asked which they thought was dirtier — the sole of your shoe, a toilet seat or a cell phone — the answer was overwhelmingly the toilet seat.
But they were wrong — your cell phone is filthier.
New research out of the United Kingdom found mobile phones are a technological petri dish for tens of thousands of germs.
Why? Germs multiply in warm places. Between the heat the phones generate and the germs on faces and hands, you’ve got a bacterial breeding ground.
“You put it in a warm place, you hold it in your hand, you put it in your pocket like I do, it’s nice and warm,” said microbiologist Chuck Gerba. “Bacteria like that. It can grow in these types of places.”
Dirtiest Phone Ever Tested
Believe it or not, the filthiest phones can spread the dreaded staph bacteria, which can cause everything from skin infections to meningitis. And where do these germs come from? Your hands and face.
Gerba recently tested 25 mobile phones and found the staph bug growing on nearly half.
Gerba also tested 10 phones from “Good Morning America” cast and crew. The results were shocking, especially the from the soundman’s phone.
“This is the dirtiest phone I have ever tested,” Gerba said. “He has somewhere between 10 and 50 million bacteria on his phone. If there is ever a new life form on this planet, it will be on this phone.”
Honestly Guys after reading all of that you most likely in the sink with bleach splashing on your smartphone.
But can you understand why we cant do anything with returns?
Seriously would you expect us to resell an item that could get someone sick or even worse a disease?
Lastly watch for company that sell used phone cases or that allow returns.. chances are you will get that case..