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Why Taking Your Tablet to the Toilet Has 99.9% of All Known Germs

Believe it or not, taking your smartphone or tablet to the toilet means more germs on your digital device than the toilet seat

At some point in the day, we are guilty as charged in terms of taking our digital devices to the bathroom. In the same way we used to take a book or magazine to the lavatory, we do the same with our iPads, iPhones or whatever device we have to hand. Next time, before you do, consider this thought. Taking your digital device to the toilet means more germs on your tablet or ‘phone than the toilet seat.

That is definite. Scientific proof. In 2011, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine cited that one in six handsets had a trace of faecal matter. Poop. Detritus. Excreta. Or any other word, less eloquent than the last two that we shan’t mention.So, next time you are talking to your loved one on the ‘phone, give the handset a clean.

Oh, and try not to take it to the toilet. Unless you have the right kind of wipes. Why does this matter? Your smartphone, and possibly your digital tablet, has ten times more germs than the toilet seat. If Domestos kills 99% of all known germs, does your iPad have 90% of the 1% of germs that the bleach cannot shift?

As for wet wipes, a pack of baby wipes are the wrong kind of wipes for your devices. A pack of antibacterial wipes. You should be able to get a pack for less than a pint of real ale. A set of computer screen wipes should also do the trick. If you can get a portable pack for your backpack or handbag, it is a small price to pay for a clean handset. Whether you take your smartphone to the toilet or otherwise.

Terrible Toilet Design

Terrible Toilet Design

In this post, we look at how not to lay out a lavatory. In other words, some of the elementary errors in toilet design. For example:

  • Toilets that are positioned too close together;
  • Lavatories lacking in privacy;
  • A urinal with its own door;
  • A loo with a washing machine above the cistern;
  • Two toilets positioned for conversational purposes;
  • A conference room inside a lavatory.

Each of these poorly positioned toilets have been the subject of a Reddit post, shared on the Daily Mail Online website. If you thought the article wasn’t enough, here’s a YouTube clip featuring some hilarious toilet design fails. Fifty of them. Some of which have appeared on the Daily Mail Online article but it’s a good laugh nonetheless.