Cell Phones Are Much Dirtier Than Public Restroom Toilet Handles
Mobile phones are encrusted with considerably more living bacteria than the flusher handle in a public bathroom.
This was the finding of the British consumer group Which after testing 30 cell phones for environmental bacteria. Seven of the phones had bacterial levels that exceeded those recommended by health authorities. One was so infested it could give anyone who used it an upset stomach.
In general, the elevated levels of bacteria found on cell phones aren't immediately harmful, but can act as breeding ground for more serious germs. Cleaning your phone with an alcohol wipe should sufficiently detoxify it.
We've attached a picture of Courtney Love's cell phone. Given these findings, it's probably the most bacteria-laden object in the world.