Although 95 percent of people surveyed claim they wash their hands after going to the restroom, the co-author of the study, Dr. Ron Cutler, says "science shows otherwise." Here are some quick ways to be bacteria-free:
- Wash your hands thoroughly after using the bathroom.
- Don't touch anything in the restroom directly if you can help it. For example, use a tissue to push the handle when you're trying to flush the toilet.
- Wipe your device down with disinfecting wipes occasionally but make sure you squeeze all of the moisture out before doing so.
- There are also antibacterial covers available for your smartphone if you want extra protection.