The Dirty Truth: Moms and Cellphones

As a busy mom, your schedule’s filled from sun up to sundown. Whether you are buying groceries, feeding the kids, coordinating car pool, hiring contractors, or shopping, your cell phone is a vital tool that helps get it done. It keeps you organized, informed and connected to the things you care about.

But did you know you could be doing all of your daily tasks with thousands of virulent bacteria right by your side and usually against your face?  As you may already know research has shown an average cell phone is a breeding ground for bacteria.

Several studies prove that the surface of an average cell phone has more germs on it per square in than a public toilet seat, a door knob, an even the bottom of your shoe.

How exactly do these germs accumulate? Think about all the places you visit and usually use your phone on a daily basis; the kitchen, bathroom, (you know who you are) your children, husband or friends using your phone.  As your phone travels, germs and bacteria like Staphylococcus Aureuss which causes the dreaded staph infection set up camp.

While we always wash our hands, until now our cell phones have been getting the short end of the stick. Doctors who have looked at the research are saying cleaning cell phones is near hand hygiene in importance for infection prevention.

For today's on the go tech savvy super moms, it’s more important than ever to safeguard their health by cleaning their own beloved, and useful, cell phone regularly.

As an on-the-go mom, are you worried about germs on your cell phone? What measures are you taking to prevent the spread of germs to and from your cell phone?

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