Cetrix Blog

March 16, 2020

Hey Bacterial! You can easily name your mobile “bacterial”

Your mobile phone carriers 10 times more bacteria than your toilet, is what researches from the University of Arizona founded.

Unbelievable? Ask yourself: mobile phone disinfection? when was the last time you disinfected your mobile?

“Mobile phones are one of the dirtiest things we encounter daily”, your phone goes everywhere with you, it’s worth noting that it picks up a lot of dirt, germs, and bacteria in the process. Example: you touch your phone after touching a public door handle or grocery cart, etc.
“People don’t disinfect mobile phones, so bacteria continue to build up and accumulate, including E. coli, influenza, and MRSA, just to name a few”. It’s even grosser when you think about how much time you spend tapping, swiping, and pressing your cheek against that thing—according to a 2015 survey by Deloitte, the average American checks her phone an amazing 47 times a day.

Mobile phones are the ideal vehicle to spread germs to other peoples.
Many mobile phones have touch screens, and bacteria are easily spread from your phone to your hands and face, increasing the chance of infections, later you meet other peoples and spread the bacteria.
What’s the solution?
Mobile phone disinfection is the solution!
Good news, it’s easier than you think to quickly disinfect your mobile device on the go. Cetrix Tablets & Smartphones specialists recommends cleaning your smartphone at least once a day, also it’s essential to practice good general hygiene habits, such as not taking your phone into the bathroom, not leaving your phone everywhere and washing hands frequently.

How to properly disinfect your mobile phone
1) The best method is to use UV (Ultraviolet Light) disinfection systems.
UV disinfection system provides effective inactivation of microorganisms through a physical process. When bacteria and viruses are exposed to the germicidal wavelengths of UV light, they are rendered incapable of reproducing and infecting.
UV disinfection systems come in various shapes and sizes, from small portable to large systems used in hospitals.
2) Not as effective as UV sanitizer systems, microfiber cloths will help you to quickly wipe the bacteria down.
3) Rubbing alcohol and water Microfiber cloths help, but for a deeper clean, try a home solution of 60% water and 40% rubbing alcohol.

Note: Don’t forget! Don’t do the same mistake, clean your phone but do not forget to disinfect your hands.

About Stewart Balanchine
Stewart is the Director of Market Development and Innovation - Inbound Marketing Strategies and Educational Technology Platforms at Cetrix. An evangelist of 21st century Education Technology, he is a regular contributor in this blog. He writes to share ideas in helping others in the transformation process and tackles technology integration in the classroom in depth.

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