Why You Should Never Bring Your Cell Phone Into The Bathroom

A new study has revealed that it is actually dangerous to bring your cell phone into the bathroom with you! According to researchers, ou can exposing yourself and others to germs like salmonella, E. coli and C. difficile! This can happen when you wipe yourself, touch the flush handle or door lock and then touch the phone prior to washing your hands. Hygiene expert Dr. Lisa Ackerley gave specific instructions for people who absolutely have to use their phone in the bathroom, saying, “Read the book or phone in your right hand, then transfer it to the left. Wipe with your right, flush with the right, carry the book or phone out in your left hand without touching anything else and then wash your hands.” She added, “If you wipe your bum then pick up your phone, you may as well not bother washing your hands because all the bacteria you put on your phone will end up back on your hands.” Meanwhile, Dr. Ron Cutler, director of biomedical science degrees at Queen Mary’s University London says keep the phone out of the bathroom, period. He explained, “Basically, you just shouldn’t (take your phone into the toilet) if you are at all concerned about the transfer of viruses and fecal contamination.”