Study: Smartphones covered in “unique” bacteria

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — You don’t let it out of your sight, well, pretty much your hand. And your cellphone is more personal than you think.

A new study released from the University of Oregon shows that smartphones are covered in your own unique bacteria. 82% of the most common bacteria on people’s fingers was also found on their phones.

Researchers believe that one day phones will be studied to show whether you have been exposed to certain bacteria.


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