How many in modern life know that smart-phone screens are a source of sickness? A recent study revealed that smart-phone screens breed three times more germs than the toilet seats. If you think that the toilet seats are the dirtiest ones swarming with germs, the smart-phone screens are worse. There are mysterious ways with which sickness reach us. To the list of such ways, smart-phones are now added. Mostly people never clean their smart-phones with wipes or with a cleaning fluid or a similar product. A study revealed that those who know the importance of cleaning the smart-phones clean their smart phones once in three to six months. There is a lot of scope for aerobic bacteria generating from uncleanly smart-phones. The findings show that smart-phones harbor bacterial substances from low to high range.
Among the smart-phones the screens are considered to be filthiest, filled with germs, which may lead to skin problems and other health issues. Depending upon the mode of use they affect the ear and the mouth as well.
Our cell-phones are never far from our sides. We take them everywhere with us, even into the toilets. We use them in the public streets, market places, railway stations, bus stations, and even in trains, flights and buses. A cell-phone is the nearest and most accompanied thing that one has. It continuously collects germs and spreads them to us. From children to adults and aged people, all are accustomed to the smart-phones, by which a facility is created for bacteria to reach the humans faster.
It is about time that, the smart-phone displaces frequently a note of caution reminding the user to appropriately clean it every day before use; just like there is a caution associated with smoking, there should be a caution that should be associated with the smart-phone. The screen should pop up as a user picks it up “Did you clean me today?” The health hazards are many in these modern days. Health sickness enters much more mysteriously which cannot be gazed by a physician of a routine mind.
A patient, whose erythrocyte sedimentation rate was high, was put to all tests to know the cause. When the cause was not found by clinical tests the physician advised “extra cleanliness” vis-a-vis all personal effects of the patient. Surprisingly, the ESR has come down. The concept of cleanliness should be extended to all that we touch and we use. That is the future.