Health & Fitness This Disgusting Phone Habit Could Make You Sick—and You Do It Every Day

11:48  12 october  2017
11:48  12 october  2017 Source:   Reader's Digest

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Fair warning though: Your attachment to the device could make you sick , especially if you bring it into this room. But this bad habit could put your health at risk, according to a Regardless, it can ’t hurt to start washing your phone screen as often as you wash your hands (and after every visit to the loo!)

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  This Disgusting Phone Habit Could Make You Sick—and You Do It Every Day © VGstockstudio/Shutterstock Let’s be honest: We’re all guilty of smuggling our phones into the bathroom, only to settle our bums down and scroll (and scroll and scroll) through our Facebook or Twitter feeds. And you’re not alone; a recent survey found that 90 percent of people use their phones in the bathroom. Sure, it may be a more entertaining alternative than the stack of old books and magazines sitting next to the toilet. But this bad habit could put your health at risk, according to a recent study published in the journal Germs.

Researchers from London’s Metropolitan University swabbed 27 cell phones of high school students for a variety of bacteria. All of the samples were contaminated with germs—more than 17,000 bacterial gene copies and over 20 different microbial species in total, the authors reported. Some of the most frequent contaminants included certain strains of Staphylococcus.

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While the presence of Staphylococcus won’t necessarily give you a staph infection, some of the detected bacteria are certainly worrisome, according to Susan Whittier, director of clinical microbiology at New York-Presbyterian and Columbia University Medical Center. After all, who knows what could be crawling around in that bathroom?

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'We’re not walking through a sterile environment, so if you touch a surface there could be something on that. There are lots of environmental contaminants,' Whittier told TIME.

That even goes for potty scrollers who take extra care to wash their hands before touching their device again. 'Toilet seats, handles, sinks and taps are covered in germs such as E. coli, which can cause urinary tract infections and intestinal illness, C. diff, which can result in diarrhea, and acinetobacter, which can cause a contagious respiratory infection,' university microbiologist Paul Matewele told The Sun.

Since this study’s sample size is relatively small, more research is needed before drawing any definite conclusions about the post-potty presence of bacteria on your device. The researchers hope that future studies will examine how bacteria found on the phones might spread infections and diseases, too.

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Charles Gerba, Ph.D., professor of microbiology, and Kelly Reynolds, Ph.D., associate professor of environmental health, at the University of Arizona, to learn more about the risks of bathroom germs on your phone and how this gross habit can actually make you sick .

However, there are many more Habits that make us sick and what we repeat every day without knowing it . In this article we tell you to try to avoid them (or, at least, know the reasons for certain diseases).

Regardless, it can’t hurt to start washing your phone screen as often as you wash your hands (and after every visit to the loo!)

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If you sleep with your phone next to your bed, read this .
A fire department in New Hampshire have issued a PSA after a charger scorched a mattress overnight.And while we already know this isn’t great for our sleeping patterns, scary new pics have been released by a fire department in New Hampshire which show just how dangerous sleeping with a phone charger next to your bed can be, and giving us a new reason to put it away before hitting the zzzz's.

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