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PostSubject: Dirty Phones: 1 in 6 cellphones have traces of Escherichia coli aka Poop Bacteria   Sun Oct 16, 2011 5:18 pm

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About one in six cellphones tested in the U.K. had traces of E. coli bacteria from fecal matter, a new study released for Global Handwashing Day suggests.


Researchers from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Queen Mary, University of London travelled to 12 cities in Britain, took 390 samples from cellphones and hands and then analyzed the samples in the lab to record the type and number of germs.


The findings included:


- Although 95 per cent of people said they washed their hands with soap where possible, 92 per cent of phones and 82 per cent of hands had bacteria on them.


- 16 per cent of hands and 16 per cent of phones were found to harbour E. coli bacteria that are associated with stomach upsets.


- Those who had bacteria on their hands were three times as likely to have bacteria on their phones

"The mobile phone is a lovely area for some of the bacteria that we actually started to grow," said Dr. Ron Cutler of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.


"As you speak on your phone too much, it heats up."


Fecal bacteria can survive on hands and surfaces for hours, especially in warmer temperatures away from sunlight; it is easily transferred by touch to door handles, food and cellphones, the researchers said.


If ingested, E.coli can cause diarrhea, extreme abdominal cramping and pain, nausea and vomiting, and in extreme cases, death.


A strain of E. coli O157 was implicated in a fatal outbreak of food poisoning in Germany in June.

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mine doesnt have poop bacteria! *throws poop at zan then makes a call*
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PostSubject: Re: Dirty Phones: 1 in 6 cellphones have traces of Escherichia coli aka Poop Bacteria   Sun Oct 16, 2011 6:28 pm

thats disgusting king*sprays my phone with lysol*
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