Almost everyone you know has at least one mobile telephone. Nurses are aware of the potential spread of pathogens via the use of mobile phones. “Contaminated mobile phones are hazardous to patients and may also pose a threat of spreading infections into the community. In one study, 88% to 89.5% of study participants never cleaned their mobile phones and pagers were often touched during or after the examination of patients without hand washing.”
The enclosed article is definitely worth a read and does make you consider how many people you know regularly clean their mobile phones. You may also like to check whether your workplace has a policy to support the routine cleaning of mobile phones, phones and pagers!