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Barbara Jorgensen
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Poor phones
Barbara Jorgensen   2/28/2012 2:17:21 PM

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.

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Re: More Dangers From Your Mobile Phone
JADEN   2/28/2012 10:39:49 AM

"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.

Adeniji Kayode
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Re: Not more than the radiation!!!
Adeniji Kayode   2/28/2012 9:11:29 AM

You are right, but sometimes even when you think you are a careful driver, you may not be too careful to catch a virus from your smart phone.

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Anne   2/28/2012 8:41:32 AM

Bacteria exist everywhere but most of them are harmless, they are essential components of the global ecosystem as decomposers.

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Re: If only we could sterilse it!
Eldredge   2/28/2012 6:53:06 AM


Perhaps if we used the gentle cycle??

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jbond   2/28/2012 6:32:14 AM

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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If only we could sterilse it!
prabhakar_deosthali   2/28/2012 2:55:28 AM

We wash our hands every now and then . We wear washed clothes every day morning. We even wash our shoes occasionally .

But these things -our handbags, our PC, our laptop , our mobile - do not have the luxury of getting washed in their lifetime.

Especially so for the elctronic goods - for fear of the electronics getting damaged during the process of cleaning.

If some dry disinfectant could be used on these devices to make them germs and bacteria free , we all will be saved from the potential infections.


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Not more than the radiation!!!
elctrnx_lyf   2/28/2012 2:20:20 AM

Barbara, I think the dangers of talking while driving is much more than the virus or electromagnetic radiation problems. If everyone know the right way to use these mobiles they are always helpful.

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