A study conducted by students from the University of Surrey who imprinted their smartphones into Petri dishes containing so-called ‘bacterial growth medium‘, revealing a whole host of germs. Most of the bacteria were harmless, but it just shows the invisible life that can found lurking on your smartphones everyday.
After three days, they studied the bacteria that had grown in the dishes. The students found levels of disease-carrying bacteria Staphylococcus aureus, which is a common cause of Staph infections including food poisoning and impetigo. Another contained bacterium called Bacillus mycoides typically found in soil.
via: Huffington Post UK