A recent poll showed that on average every 10 minutes Canadians check their phones. No doubt, we are living in a time when our smart phones are our lifeline. Have you ever thought that a toilet seat could actually be holding less bacteria than your smart phone?

The answer is shocking! Recent studies show that some phones carry up to 17,000 bacterial gene copies. Smart phones are a lot dirtier than most think and the more germs they carry are more germs you’re touching.

What is a quick cleaning solution?

Carry a small microfiber cloth with you and give your screen a quick wipe daily. This method alone can help eliminate up to 60% of germs. For a deeper clean, it’s recommended to use a combination of 60% water and 40% rubbing alcohol. Mix the ingredients together, and then dip a cloth in the solution before wiping it gently across your phone.

Doing this just a few times a month will help eliminate the bacteria build up on your phone leaving you with a much cleaner device!