In one ofour recent blog articleswe posted the question, when is the last time you disinfected your mobile device? The ability for bacteria to linger and multiply on the surfaces of these devices make that a very important question for those working in germ sensitive environments.
Studies have found the screens of cell phones and other mobile devices to be filthy - containing up to 18x more bacteria than a toilet handle. For those with an increased risk of infection such as the immunocomprised, the presence of these bacteria can be extremely dangerous. Below is a visual representation of what exactly can grow on your mobile devices and why it is important to frequently cleanand disinfectyour smartphones and tablets.