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One in Six Mobile Phones in the UK Is Contaminated With Fecal Bacteria

Posted on Nov 11, 2011 in Environment

One in six mobile phones in Britain is contaminated with faecal matter, according to new research released ahead of Global Handwashing Day. Experts say the most likely reason for the potentially harmful bacteria festering on so many gadgets is people failing to wash their hands properly with soap after going to the toilet. The findings of the UK-wide study by scientists from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Queen Mary, University of London also reveal a tendency among Britons to lie about their hygiene habits. Although 95% of people said they washed their hands with...

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