These are the bacteria that live on your iPhone

Our smartphones not only store our contacts, they also store the biological history of all our activities. Students at the University of Surrey have placed a fingerprint of their phones on Petri dishes (the well-known round lab "plates" you see at CSI) to see what each device "carries" on it.


The results of the crops after three days are shown in the photos. Most bacteria found on the surface of the phones were harmless, but the images can only be indicative of the crowd of "life" that our devices hide.

Some more dangerous bacteria have been found, and they are Staphylococcus aureus, a bacterium that is often responsible for food poisoning. Scientists believe that 20% of humans are chronic carriers of this bacterium, which inhabits the respiratory passages of the nose.

The invisible life of your phone appears in the series of photos taken by the students and the only thing we can think of when looking at them, is… bliah! Bring Dettol now !!

Dimitrios Georgoulas @ GreekAppleNews

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