Keep Your iPhone From Killing You

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Your smartphone is crawling with more bacteria than your toilet.A UK study reported in the Daily Mail found that there could be 18 times the amount of germs as a toilet handle. And one of the phones tested had 39 times the safe level of harmful bacteria. 

That’s gross.

Even if you’re a texter and not a talker, you’re still coming in contact with all those nasty bugs.

Keep yourself and your phone germ free by making sure you keeping your gear sterilized sterilized.

Here’s what you do:

  • We found these wipes on Amazon that cost just $2.95 for a pack of 10. There’s no liquid disinfectant, so it’s safe to use on electronics.
  • You can also make your own wipes. Spray a little bit of Lysol on a paper towel — make sure it’s not too wet — and gently wipe down your phone.
  • If you want to go high-tech and have some extra cash to burn, ThinkGeek has this UV disinfecting wand for $129. It emits UV lights that fries germs on your phone, keyboard, desk, or any other surface.

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