Our Phones are Crawling with Bacteria

Our Phones are Crawling with Bacteria

According to time.com, our phone is 10 times dirtier than toilet seat. Diseases and illness can spread through surfaces as well as our phones. Here’s what might be loitering on your mobile:

E. coli

From theatlantic.com, 1 from 6 phones sampled were found to have E. coli present. This is a type of bacteria that can live in the intestines and be transferred via faecal matter. It causes ailments such as food poisoning, diarrhoea, or occasionally more serious illness.

Staphylococcus aureus

Another common bacteria found on mobile phones is Staphylococcus aureus. This bacteria can be harmful or not depending upon the strain, but certain kinds are responsible for typically minor skin infections that can be treated with antibiotics.


Nobody wants to catch the flu, but this virus can find its way to you via a mobile device. Able to survive for as long as 24 hours, is another phone fiend to be avoided. If you don’t want to be ill in bed for a week or more, best get that phone cleaned up regularly.

Clostridium difficile

This bacteria can cause unfortunate bouts of diarrhoea. Let’s just leave it at that.


The source of strep throat, an illness more common in children, streptococcus bacteria can also cause scarlet fever, impetigo, toxic shock syndrome, or necrotising fasciitis (a flesh-eating disease).

Reference: https://www.southernphone.com.au/Blog/2018/May/mobile-phones-full-of-bacteria

Necessity precautions which needed to be taken is to avoid germs away but in our daily routines this seems impossible. Some on those days back using boiling water to eliminate bacteria but logically bacteria is everywhere and it can be done effectively but inefficiently.

UV Product is an initiative for those who are concerns about getting rid of harmful microorganisms by using UVC light which can kills up to 99% of bacteria, viruses, germs, allergens and molds. No more time needed to boil water, having risk of skin irritation by chemicals.

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