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One of your most prized possessions is likely one of the dirtiest. Since your smartphone has such close contact with your hands and mouth, and it travels just about everywhere you do, it’s absolutely riddled with germs, including E. coli, staph, and strep. In fact, one study found that cell phones carried 10 times more bacteria than a toilet seat. (Ever wonder why you crave junk food? Find out if bacteria is to blame.)
It’s important to remember to clean frequently, but it’s also a good idea to be aware of these 6 ways your smartphone can actually be harmful to your health.