According to a new research done by Insurance 2Go, smartphones are one of the dirtiest commodities you are bound to encounter in life on a daily basis. In fact, an average smartphone screen has been found to be three times dirtier than your toilet seat. The researchers carried out their research on three popular devices that have been out in the market for more than a year now — iPhone 6, Samsung Galaxy S8 and Google Pixel. In all the models, it was found that the screens were the filthiest part of the device. The screens of the three handsets had a combined total of 254.9 colony-forming units per square centimetre, which translates to an average of 84.9 units on each screen.
The germs and bacteria that these smartphones possess are critically harmful to human health. And this happens because people usually ignore cleaning their smartphones properly. The research stated that around 35 per cent of the people don't clean their smartphones. Only a few were found to clean their smartphones once in 6 months.Therefore, if you are concerned about your health and want to practice healthy smartphone usage patterns, it's advised to clean your smartphone every once in a while with an anti-bacterial cleaning liquid or wipe.