You and your friends, neighbors, colleagues, or even a random stranger are likely to have a smartphone that is checked constantly for tweets, texts, posts, alerts, and sometimes even a call no matter the location. Office, subway, plane, public restroom, starbucks, etc, – your phone is with you soaking up the elements.
Your smartphone interaction doesn’t curtail because ofa cough or a sneeze, so at some point your hands may touch your mobile device before they get to touch some soap and water, so germs are likely hanging onto your phone.
Our advice for smartphone addicts during the cold and flu season:
- If you ever find your hands compromised, try not to touch your phone until you washed those hands.
- Many allergens are flying in the air, so grab a microfiber cloth and try to wipe your phone off from time to time.
- If your phone is too dirty for just a micro-fiber cloth, try a cleaning solvent. However, make sure you don’t use any chemicals on your phone! Try to find one meant for your device, preferably sprays without alcohol or ammonia.
These are just some of the simple things you can do to help avoid getting sick and keeping others from getting sick. Also it is always good to have a nice clean phone.