translated from Spanish: Study: Phones have seven times more bacteria than the toilet

are the brilliant devices that provide everything from dates to videos of cats with single slide display. But those who can not stand down their smart phones may be horrified when discover that one study found that the average mobile phone is almost seven times dirtier than a toilet seat. Which are in leather bags are home to most of the bacteria, but even smartphones in plastic covers which are cleaned with a towel have more than six times the germs that are in a sink.

Photo: AFP despite this, a survey of office workers found that two of every five lead to the bathroom of your workplace. Company Initial Washroom Hygiene took swab samples on smartphones using a handheld device that illuminates the living microbes where they appear on the surface. A toilet this way scanning seat shows 220 bright spots where bacteria are hidden, but the average mobile phone had 1479. Professor Hugh Pennington, Emeritus Professor of bacteriology at Aberdeen University, said: «the procedure on a Smartphone is like reviewing your handkerchief in search of germs: is likely to find them due to physical contact that you have with» This device several times a day.

Photo: AFP will be virus on phones at this time of year, but errors in smart phones are likely to be bacteria from people, so the likelihood of transmission of the disease is low. 

In 2011, scientists from the school of hygiene and Tropical Medicine in London found that one of every six mobile phones was polluted with fecal matter, including insects of e. coli, which can cause food poisoning and stomach bugs.

The latest study looked at 50 phones, recorded the highest reading of bacteria for a Smartphone in a leather case, who was also a wallet, and showed almost 17 times the amount of bacteria in a toilet.

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