August 16, 2010
Dirty mobile phones spreading diseases, warns new research
It's been a while since we've read about how dirty cell phones are. According to Scotland's Herald, cell phones could be spreading potentially killer diseases because people do not wash their hands.
Research has revealed one in four people use a mobile phone when on the toilet, while one in 20 surf a laptop on the loo. But almost one in three admitted to washing their hands with soap when they're through..
... Each year in Scotland, around 10,000 people contract the infection Clostridium difficile because of poor hand hygiene. Across the UK more than 750 people reportedly die from – and almost one million are ill with – infections and viruses that can be passed on or contracted by not washing hands.
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