Truck drivers are very used to having to use restrooms in public places, such as truck stops. Sometimes they find clean toilets and sometimes they don’t. And if they had to answer the question on if they would find more bacteria on their cell phones or in the public restrooms, they would answer in the bathrooms, no doubt. But, the truth is that cell phones contain up to 10 times more dirt and bacteria than in a toilet bowl.
Many truckers eat while using their cell phones without knowing with the bacteria they are dealing with. Many of these bacteria are responsible for infectious diseases, increasingly resistant to antibiotics. And so, they contaminate their meals. Almost all cell phones have some type of bacteria on their surface and they are passed on to their owners with just touching them.
What bacteria do truckers deal with on their cell phones? From diphtheroids, staphylococcus, streptococcus to the extremely dangerous MRSA, which has the ability to destroy tissues. While traveling on the road, truckers do not leave their cell phones; they take them from one place to another and even use it as a work tool. Exposing their cell phones to dirt and bacteria.
You do not have to become neurotic; you just have to take precautions to avoid the spread of diseases. Starting by optimizing the cleaning of cell phones. Bacteria reach the cell phones through dirty hands or contact with contaminated surfaces.
First, we must wash our hands as many times as necessary during the day. And, second, we must sanitize cell phones by wiping the surface with a damp cloth, while the device is turned off, as well as its case. Frequently, changing the foil that protects the screen is also a useful measure to keep the phone clean.
All truckers must adopt these measures of hygiene that can help you avoid contagion of infectious diseases with your own cellular that could take you off the road to do a health treatment, depending on the infection.