Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Cell Phone Poop

The recent buzz has been about a study that came out of the UK last week regarding fecal contamination on cell phones.  According to CNN, one in six cell phones in Britain tested positive for E. coli bacteria, or poop as we all know it.

"This study provides more evidence that people still don't wash their hands properly, especially after going to the toilet," Dr. Val Curtis of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine said.

Furthermore, when the people were surveyed for the study, 95% claimed they wash their hands with soap and water. Yet 92% of their cell phones and 82% of their hands showed various bacteria. And the dreaded E. coli bacteria was on 16% of hands and cell phones. Sounds like too many people are not being truthful! Liars, liars, pants on fire!

"'People may claim they wash their hands regularly but the science shows otherwise,' said Dr. Ron Cutler, of Queen Mary, University of London. A person can transfer fecal bacteria by touching door handles, food and mobile phones and, from there, to other people."

Seriously disgusting, isn't it?!

Check out this video report:

People, WASH YOUR HANDS!!! SERIOUSLY!!! Aaaargh!!!


  1. Eww...eww...eww.....!

    Really though, there are hundreds of places that we can pick germs up's mind-boggling!

    Well done!!!!

  2. Thanks!
    It truly is mind-boggling! TERRIBLE! Ick!

  3. Looks like some are certainly not telling the truth but others pick up the germs by things they are touching.
    People do need to wash their hands but when out before you eat anything use a hand sanitizer. I use it even after I look at the menu. There are germs everywhere and on everything.

  4. Yes, you can be diligent in washing your own hands, but as soon as you touch anything at all that someone else has touched, you can pick up any number of germs!

  5. Ewwwwww. Can you imagine guys going to the bathroom and not washing their hands after they've done their business? Nasty!!!

    Time to get me some alcohol swabs/wet wipes to take where ever I go.

    Thanks, Germ Freak Laura!

  6. Yep, keep the antibacterial stuff with you at all times! The world (& everything in it) is a mighty germy place!