According to a study, at least in Britain, 1 in 6 cell phones could have E. Coli because of contamination from fecal matter.
Because people don't wash their hands after using the bathroom:
The findings also suggest that many people lie about their hygiene habits, according to the researchers at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Queen Mary, University of London.
The study authors went to 12 cities and collected 390 samples from the cellphones and hands of volunteers, who were also asked about their hand-washing habits.
Ninety-five percent of the participants told the researchers that they washed their hands with soap and water where possible. However, lab tests revealed that 92 percent of phones and 82 percent of hands had bacteria on them. The researchers also found that 16 percent of hands and 16 percent of cellphones harbored E. coli bacteria, which is found in feces and can cause serious illness.
Gross! We learn that at such a young age! Why can't people be bothered to take the time?!
Wash your hands, people! Ewww!
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