Your iPad may have smudges, but at least it’s light on germs. Phones with buttons and keys are more contaminated than touchscreens and tablets, finds a new study from University College London.
Researchers examined the phones of health care workers for microorganisms and potentially hazardous pathogens. While 24 percent of the push-button phones tested positive for bacteria capable of causing skin rashes, respiratory disease, or food poisoning, the contamination rate dropped to just 3 percent among the touchscreen devices, the study finds. Read the rest of this entry »