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This One Thing At Home Is Possibly Dirtier Than Your Toilet

Don't skip cleaning it at least once a week!

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So you've scrubbed down the bathroom tiles and Lysol'ed the kitchen floor. You've probably gone as far as disinfecting your doorknobs as well. But wait, aren't you missing something that's really dirty? 

We're talking about your innocent, can't-live-without-it cellphone. Think about it: you talk into it, sneeze on it, hold various dirty objects throughout the day and hold the mobile phone soon after. And please don't tell us that you bring your cellphone into the bathroom


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According to this video by Mashable, your mobile phone has approximately 25,000 germs per square inch, making it dirtier than a doorknob, pet dish, or a toilet bowl seat (and the toilet bowl seat is possibly cleaned more often than the phone).

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So how and when should you clean it? The recommended frequency is once a week, or more. Don't think of using antibacterial wipes, as those can be abrasive on the glass; use a microfiber cloth instead. Mix a cleaning solution of half-water and half-isopropyl alcohol, spritz onto the microfiber, and give the phone a gentle rubdown. 

SOURCE: apartmenttherapy.com

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