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Healthcare professional: clean your cellphone once a day

Clean your phones! This is the general consensus of most healthcare professions as our most ‘overlooked’ surface that people should be cleaning.

According to, people touch their phones 2,617 times a time. Knowing this, wiping down our phones should be a part of our daily routines.

But how do we go about cleaning our phones?

Using 70% isopropyl alcohol wipes or Clorox disinfecting wipes are recommended. While remembering not to ‘excessively wipe’ or use ‘aerosol sprays, bleaches, and abrasives’.

How often should we clean our phones?

According to, once a day should be fine. Though, if somebody is coughing or sneezing near your device, one should think about cleaning it again. 

Studies have shown, staph and e. Coli are about to stay on phone screens for up to a week. 

Though, more importantly, professions suggest that people are washing their hands often.



Dr. Davis Westenberg, an associate professor of biological sciences at Missouri University of Science and Technology.

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