Mobile phones: if the death rays don’t get you, the killer bugs will

The Average Mobile Phone Contains More Bacteria Than A Toilet Seat

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  • Tom Papworth 21st Jan '07 - 1:42pm

    This sounds like another panic-mongering story to me. Have you ever heard of anyone dying because of a toxic keyboard?

    The Danes just concluded a survey of 600,000 mobile phone users over 20 years that found no evidence of an increased incidence of cancer. This has not stopped another study being launched. It’s almost as thought they WANT to prove a risk!

  • nigelashton 21st Jan '07 - 6:49pm

    Weren’t telephone sanitisers on the ‘B’ ark?

  • Of course, as the phone has picked up most of the germs from being in close proximity to the face, ears and mouth of the owner, it’s not likely to carry anything which is that much of a threat to them.

  • Isn’t this a duff statistic really. Aren’t toilets & seats actually pretty clean due to disinfectant rim blocks etc? so actually most things are dirtier than a toilet seat.

    http://abcnews.go.com/2020/Health/story?id=1213831&page=1
    Whether ABC qualify as objective and accurate news I leave for you do decide!

  • It's a two-horse race 22nd Jan '07 - 1:31pm

    I wonder of Nokia, sorry Nicola, agrees with you?

  • Our Troll friend is presumably thinking of Ernest Marples handing out motorway construction contracts to his own company. Good Tory practice, eh?

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