Do you use your phone when you're sitting on the toilet

Nowadays, the mobile phone has become a necessity. This gadget, which was prized a long time ago for its function as a linker, has become an indispensable tool today. So much so that it became impossible to do without the office, the school, the bed ... and even the toilet! A habit that we have taken, but that somehow threatens our health.

Of all the objects we possess, the mobile phone is certainly the one we can not do without. Thanks to its multifunction and the different technologies it offers, the mobile phone has become an indispensable, even a necessity. Young and old, advocate its various advantages, but researchers and scientists have different opinions.

Indeed, although cell phones make life a lot easier, it is important to note their adverse health effects. Different studies and scientific research have highlighted the danger that cell phones pose to the health of their users. These gadgets have been linked to a higher risk of brain tumors, due to the radiofrequency waves they emit. These electromagnetic fields have been classed by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) as a possible carcinogen for humans.

But the link between mobile phone and cancer remains quite controversial: some studies corroborate these facts, while others prove the opposite, while the other harmful effects of the radiation emitted by the cellular on health are proved.

Radio frequency waves can damage the function of cerebral waves associated with cognition, mood and behavior. Used regularly, the mobile phone can also cause disorders such as genetic stress, bone weakening or Alzheimer's. This is about the direct effects of mobile phones on health, but what about indirect ones?

Using the mobile phone in the toilet:

The addiction to the mobile phone has made it so that one can not separate, even when one is in the toilet. And yes ! While the activity of choice that accompanied this time-out before, was reading magazines, today everyone opts for his phone. A habit that makes the passages to the toilet much longer, let's do our 
mea culpa. 

But in addition to extending toilet passes, or the risk of dropping the phone in the toilet, the use of the toilet in these spaces can expose us to germs and bacteria such as E. Coli and salmonella.

We all know that toilets are not the cleanest spaces. Even if you devote hours to regular cleaning, there are still bacteria.

The risk of contamination is by wiping the intimate parts, touching the toilet flush, or the toilet door lock, then touching the phone before washing your hands. In this way all bacteria, germs and feces will end up on your phone.

However, touching the phone after doing its small business is not the only concern to consider. It should be borne in mind that the water containing the urine and fecal matter will spread out over 1 meter in all directions. And this aerosolization increases every time you shoot.

Verdict: Never take your phone to the bathroom!

Scientists add that the degrees of contamination vary depending on the location of the toilet. In the toilets of a small office, the risk of contamination is less important than when it is a large space.

Using the phone in the toilet in your home is also less risky because you can not get sick because of your faeces, but someone else can affect you.

How long is the contamination of telephones?

Bacteria can survive for a few days on your phone. Recall that these gadgets warm up thus presenting an environment conducive to proliferate and survive.

To conclude, it is advisable to avoid using the telephone to the toilet. It is also strongly recommended to wash your hands after each visit to the toilet.


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