New studies reveal that over 16% of cell phones in Great Britain are contaminated with E. coli. The culprit for the bacterial infestation is poor handwashing and it’s estimated that worldwide, 90% of cell phones are contaminated with bacteria due to not washing hands properly after using the restroom.
New studies reveal that cell phones in Britain are largely laced with the fecal-born bacteria E. coli. E. coli is usually found on human hands after an individual fails to use correct handwashing techniques to remove filth after using the restroom.
The recent study revealed that 1 out of 6 cell phones in Great Britain, a shocking 16%, are laden with the potentially deadly bacteria.
Officials from the World Health Organization where appalled by the results and reminded everyone that October 14 is National Handwashing Day. What’s even more shocking is that worldwide, officials estimate that over 90% of cell phones harbor some other type of bacteria than E. Coli. Included in this number is not naturally occurring bacteria that’s not harmful to humans.
Before using a friend’s cell phone, it may be prudent to think twice. E. coli and other bacteria can be ingested during a simple phone call.