1 in 6 Mobile Phones Contains E Coli

#Telephone

Thu, Oct 13th, 2011 20:00 by capnasty NEWS

Here is something disgusting to think about next time you touch someone's smartphone: according to this article in The Guardian, scientists have found that one in six UK mobile phones are contaminated with faecal bacteria due to poor personal hygiene. From the article:

Researchers said that 16% of the devices were contaminated with E coli, which can cause food poisoning, most probably because people fail to properly wash their hands after going to the toilet. The study by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Queen Mary, University of London, also found that Britons tend to lie about their personal hygiene.

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