Germs on your Cell phone, other Electronics and Purse/bag

by | Mar 12, 2014 | Cleaners | 1 comment

Wipe Wednesday

Do you know where your cell phone, and the bottom of your purse have been?

Did you hand your tablet or phone to someone who is hacking, sneezing and coughing all over it?

Does a child ever touch, play, chew or cough on your cell phone?

How do this post come to be?

The other day, as I was entering a public restroom, I spotted something laying on the floor… it was a cell phone! The women in the next stall had dropped it. On the bathroom floor… in a public restroom…a “looked pretty clean” bathroom floor. Can you imagine what all has been tracked on that floor?

Have you dropped your phone on a bathroom floor?

Or maybe you set your purse or back back on the public restroom floor?

That got me to thinking … where has my cell phone been? What did I touch? And then, what did I touch? My face? My eyes? A pen I use everyday?

And I did… I dropped my cell phone in a public restroom! Oh uck!

Wondering how dirty and germy your phone really is?

Take a quick look at this study done by  NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information) on the phone of health care workers in the operating room of  hospitals!

Or this article from  the State Food Safety Resources, a training and accreditation  facility,  where they talk about the cell phone having 25,107 bacteria per square inch, according to an article  in the Seattle Times by journalist Bobby Caina Calvan!

The author, Mr Calvan says that a toilet seat has 1,201 bacteria per square inch! Door Knobs have 8,643 bacteria per square inch. And our cell phones have 25,107 bacteria per square inch!

Is this gross or what?

Uck! Do you know where your cell phone has been?

Now, that we are totally freaked out about how ucky our cell phone or tablet or purse is, let’s take a positive step towards prevention.

You are so right. It’s all about cleaning our phones and keeping the bacteria count down!

There are a couple of sane ways to clean and disinfect our phones.

Here is what Apple says about cleaning their phones:

For me, I’m always looking for a budget friendly, safe and as green as possible solutions. I’m guessing you do too, which is why you are reading this blog (thank you! We need more people like us, but that’s another discussion).

Wondering what my “go-to” product is?

My “go-to” company for healthy is Shaklee. I absolutely love the Germ Off Wipes for quick phone cleanings when I’m not home and or in a hurry.

When I’m home, or at at my office, I have mixed up a 16 oz bottle (using my own water – not increasing the carbon footprint by shipping water) of the Germicide liquid (using 1/8 teas) I spray some of the super, super diluted Germicide onto a soft cloth (I use a microfiber window and mirror blue cloth) and wipe down my phone, and the cover, and the screen  – all over it… twice!   Then, I use the same cloth (always test on a small section for colorfastness and other issues) and wipe down the bottom of my purse and the handles of my purse!

Then, I wash my hands, and throw the cloth into the wash!

Don’t you think you will be feeling better after following these directions?

And, I’m done!

Wondering how Shaklee compares to another leading  Green Cleaner?

34% better than Seventh Generation™ Disinfecting Wipes

17% better than Lysol® Disinfecting Wipes at soil removal and comparable filming/streaking.*

  • A convenient wipe to disinfect and clean all around the house
  • Kills 99.9 % of common household bacteria*
  • Cleans all hard surfaces with one quick wipe.
  • Streak-free cleaning
  • Durable wipe
  • 35 count, 7 x 8-inch wipes

Wondering how you can get your hands on Shaklee Germicide?

Nope, it’s not sold in stores. Click here to go to my website for more information, or to purchase.

If you are local (Eugene, OR) I deliver.

Did I mention, it’s effective against Bacteria’s, Viruses, Animal Viruses, and fungi! (and the list goes on, and on!)

  • Mix it yourself. Super concentrated, I dilute myself, about a 1/8 teaspoon in 16 oz of water! Lasts and lasts!  Click here to shop for the products we have used and loved for over 30 years!







  • For super-quick cleaning, I use these handy Germ Off Disinfecting Wipes. Cleans disinfects AND deodorizes in minutes! Check it out!
Germ Off Wipes

Cleans, disinfects, AND deodorizes! Kills 99.9% of E. coli and Salmonella bacteria!

Remember Wipe Wednesday! And don’t forget to share Wipe Wednesday with your friends on social media – tag a few folks who could really use this!

I would love to hear, in the comments,  how  you keep your phone and tablet and purse clean.

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