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Mobile phones are filthier than a toilet handle

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Mobile phones are filthier than a toilet handle

This filthy fact was unearthed after 30 mobile phones were tested for germs by product-testing charity, Which?, seven of which contained “dangerous levels” of “environmental bacteria”.

The most unhygienic of the phone had enough faecal matter to give someone a serious case of diarrohea.

It carried 39 times the acceptable level of enterobacteria, a family of bacteria that includes Salmonella, found in the lower intestines of humans and animals.

Hygene expert Jim Francis, who performed the tests, said: "The levels of potentially harmful bacteria on one mobile were off the scale.

“That phone needs sterilizing."

These findings relate directly to a recent survey by BM Savings that found mobile phones to be an inseparable companion of Britons.

Martyn Hocking, editor of Which? magazine said: “It’s a worrying thought that people could be putting their health at risk with bacteria-ridden handsets.

“It’s time to give those mobiles a good clean.”

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