Your mobile phone is 10 times dirtier than even a toilet seat; here is the dirty secret hidden from you

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New Delhi | Published: August 28, 2017 4:59 PM

Most of the people do not really give another thought to using their mobile phones everywhere, from early morning walk to dinner.

mobile phone, toillet seat, research, Deloitte survey In the US, mobile users check their phones nearly 47 times every day. (Reuters)

Most of the people do not really give another thought to using their mobile phones everywhere, from early morning walk to dinner. They keep using their unwashed hands to make call, or surf the Net. As per a Deloitte survey quoted by Time, mobile phones are far more dirtier than people actually think of. As per the report, it is your hand that is the biggest culprit. It is the hand that is responsible for filling the mobile with filth. As per the Deloitte survey, people in the US, check their phones every day not less than 47 times, resulting in germs to move to mobiles from hands.

In the US, mobile users check their phones nearly 47 times every day, according to a survey conducted by Deloitte, giving opportunities for microorganisms to move from fingers to handsets. The study has varied on how much germs are transferred from hands to mobile phones on an average. However, a recent research has found that phones of high school students contain more than  17,000 bacterial genes. Researchers from Arizona University have found that mobile phones carry more germs than toilet seats, Time report added.

In 2015, another study was carried out by University of Southern California professor Dr. William DePaolo. As per thenewsminute.com report, his team collected swabs from the mobile screens of employees of a company to find out bacteria as compared to a toilet seat.  Doing their research, the team found that even as toilet had around 3 species of bacteria, mobiles had an average 10-12 species of bacteria. Mobile screens also had worst kinds of bacteria like including E. coli and faecal bacteria, thenewsminute.com report added further.

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