Phones are definitely taking some heat because of the way people are using them. If a phone causes cancer, then it is definitely the phone's fault. But if I rear-end someone's car becuase I'm reading a text, that's on me. Germs are somewhere in the middle. You can control how clean your phone and phone-storage areas are, but it's impossible not to pass germs on every time you touch the phone. I also pass the phone around if there is a picture on it. And I let my neices and nephews play with it. Ick!
I'm one of those people in favor of resistence-building. I don't use bacterial hand wash and I try to minimize use of antibiotics. But I see an opportunity here for a phone-sanitizer.
"My personal opinion is smartphones put you at risk because people insist on using them while driving"
I agree with this your opinion,using cell phone while behind the wheel is the equivalent of driving while intoxicated. Just like putting yourself at risk when drive drunk, you put yourself at risk when using a cell phone and drive.
I typically wipe down my computer keyboard and my phone weekly just to help keep it clean. I know it might not fully eliminate things, but it helps and it makes me feel better. I agree that driving while using your smartphone is a bigger safety concern over the slim chance of radiation or a virus from your phone.
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