Let’s get real for a moment here: Your phone is your ride or die. It’s constantly hanging on the table when you go out to dinner, chilling on your nightstand when you sleep, and spending some QT with you while you do your thing in the bathroom.
Given that your phone goes
pretty much everywhere with you, it’s worth noting that it picks up a lot of dirt, germs, and bacteria in the process. Like, a lot of it.
Case in point: In a study out of the University of Arizona, researchers took cultures from 27 high school students’ phones and found more than 17,000 bacterial gene copies on those phones. Among them were microbes that have the potential to make you sick, like Staphylococcus aureus and pseudomonas. Worth noting: Other studies have found some pretty intense pathogens like streptococcus, MRSA, and E….