Think about how many surfaces you touch throughout the day — door handles, hand rails, elevator buttons, ATM screens — and then consider how many times you touch your cell phone before washing your hands. Gross, right? So it should come as no surprise (or maybe it will) that a recent study shows 16 percent of cell phones have poop on them. Not only that, but our keyboards are home to 60 times more germs than a toilet seat, which is 150 times over the acceptable limit for bacteria. Dis-gus-ting.
If that doesn't make you want to immediately clean your entire workstation, I don't know what will. While using some disinfectant wipes on your keyboard and desk often will do the trick for keeping your space grime-free, the same cannot be said for cell phones. Get the lowdown on how to clean your sensitive smartphones here.