Original article can be found at www.nytimes.com
Cleaning the Mobile Germ Warehouse.
Take a look at your mobile device. Do you see oily fingerprints and lint on the touch screen? Dust and crumbs forming particulate frost in the corners? Is that a hair stuck at the screen's edge?
Like your toothbrush, "your mobile device is something you want to clean regularly".
I read an article on the New York Times website recently about how your mobile device could be making you sick. Bacteria can breed easily on them because they are rarely cleaned, and tend to get taken out in bathrooms, public spaces, passed between people etc. Be honest, when was the last time you took a couple of minutes to clean your mobile? The article is obviously American in tone, with all prices in dollars. But it's still well worth a read.