Interesting article in today’s Daily Mail UK. Here’s a clip, with the admonition to wash and rinse your cell phone. Mine is the Sprint PPC-6700 pictured above:

Your mobile phone could be a major health hazard, research shows. The phones, an essential part of everyday life for 55million Britons, are crawling with potentially lethal bacteria.

With tens of thousands of microbes living on each square inch, they harbour more bacteria than a lavatory seat, the sole of a shoe or a door handle. Microbiologists say the combination of constant handling and the heat generated by the phones creates a prime breeding ground for all sorts of bugs that are normally found on our skin.