It’s no secret that most people don't go anywhere without their cellphones and according to a new poll, that includes the bathroom, which likely means folks’ phones are pretty gross.
A new Vioguard survey finds:
- 73% of Americans admit to using their phone either on the toilet or at a urinal.
- That number goes up to 93% for those 18 to 29.
- Despite the obvious germs that could be on their phones, one out of three say they never clean their phones.
- Another 73% say they clean them less than once a day.
- And when they do clean it, they likely aren’t getting rid of any germs or bacteria.
- Less than half of those cleaning their phones use a chemical wipe, with most using a cloth, shirtsleeve or even pant leg.
- What’s shocking is that while few people are cleaning their phones, most realize there are likely viruses and bacteria lurking on surfaces.
- In fact, 87% of people know that airborne viruses and bacteria can remain alive after landing on surfaces.
- And 90% know you can become infected by touching dirty surfaces.