Ever since the pandemic, we are probably more concerned with hygiene more than ever before. We use hand sanitizer every so often now. When soiled enough, we will wash our hands with water and soap. We also learned to cover our face with elbows whenever we cough or sneeze (I hope). Basically, our practices in maintaining hygiene has improved quite significantly ever since.
Although we are better at being more clean, it is still almost nearly impossible to be 100% germ-free. There are always some type of substance or pathogen lying around that can potentially cause disease or illness. It helps to know where the potential sources of germs live. So have you ever wondered what dirty things we typically touch are?
Dirty Things We Touch Often
- Doorknobs and Handles
- Sponges or Washcloths (Click here to learn about it and how to clean it!)
- Bathroom Surfaces (especially public restrooms)
- Kitchen Surfaces
- Cash and Coins
Although these places and things are quite dirty, we may give them a good cleaning now and then. BUT…there is actually one thing that is even MORE dirty that we might NOT clean as often. We also happen to use this everyday…
What is the MOST Dirty Thing We Use Everyday?
You might not be aware, but scientists have tested the surface of different objects and found that the cellphone contains the most germs out of anything!
Our phones are taken practically everywhere and come into contact with some of the places listed above. We allow others to use and touch it. All types of germs get on it and the interesting thing is that we rarely give it a good cleaning session! Imagine ALL the types of germs that can collect on the phone!
We text on the phone and we press the phone against our cheek when we call one another. The germs can easily transfer onto you! Hopefully there are no dangerous germs on that phone!
Here is an article on what types of germs are found on the cell phone.
How to Keep it More Sanitary?
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We do not typically give our cell phones a good washing and bath. (That would probably short circuit the hardware and the phone might break down). But what you can do is clean it with a tool like the UV light sanitizer. This product will expose any potential germ or pathogen to UV light which will ultimately kill it.
Here is a page on how UV light affects germs:
To use it, all you have to do is plug the tool in, open it, leave your phone in, and close! That’s it! There is no power button needed. It is pretty user-friendly and automatic. It will disinfect your phone for about 10 minutes. You don’t even need to keep track of time, it will just shut off once the machine finishes cleaning.
When not in use, you can close the lid of the device and it will turn on again. Just leave it as is. This will actually sterilize the inner compartment and will once again turn off when done. Extra clean!
Not only that, the UV light sanitizer also has a slot where you can charge your phone too. There is a USB port on the device itself so that you can plug your phone cable to charge. Just make sure to follow good charging practices! Learn about them by clicking here.
Can the UV Light Sanitizer Clean Other Things Too?
Of course! Anything that can be fit in the slot (3.7 inches x 6.8 inches) can be cleaned with UV light. This can include:
- Credit cards
- Anything really but please do not sanitize live things!
Our cell phone happens to be one of the most dirty things and we use it everyday. Additionally, we rarely give it a good bath or cleaning session like with other dirty things. This can lead to exposure to MANY types of germs. But there are ways to clean it with tools like with the UV light sanitizer.
Hopefully you are now more knowledgeable about how to practice good hygiene and are aware of other potential sources of germs! These are just some additional ways to help keep you and your loved ones from safe from germs! Please continue to keep practicing good hygiene!
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