Navigation Links
1 in 6 Cellphones in Britain Contaminated With 'Fecal Matter'
Date:10/14/2011

FRIDAY, Oct. 14 (HealthDay News) -- One in six cellphones in Britain may be contaminated with fecal matter that can spread E. coli, likely because so many people don't wash their hands properly after using the toilet, a new study contends.

The findings also suggest that many people lie about their hygiene habits, according to the researchers at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Queen Mary, University of London.

The study authors went to 12 cities and collected 390 samples from the cellphones and hands of volunteers, who were also asked about their hand-washing habits.

Ninety-five percent of the participants told the researchers that they washed their hands with soap and water where possible. However, lab tests revealed that 92 percent of phones and 82 percent of hands had bacteria on them. The researchers also found that 16 percent of hands and 16 percent of cellphones harbored E. coli bacteria, which is found in feces and can cause serious illness.

The study was released to coincide with Global Handwashing Day on Oct. 15.

"This study provides more evidence that some people still don't wash their hands properly, especially after going to the toilet. I hope the thought of having E. coli on their hands and phones encourages them to take more care in the bathroom -- washing your hands with soap is such a simple thing to do but there is no doubt it saves lives," Dr. Val Curtis, a hygiene expert at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and U.K. campaign leader for Global Handwashing Day, said in a school news release.

"Our analysis revealed some interesting results from around the U.K. While some cities did much better than others, the fact that E. coli was present on phones and hands in every location shows this is a nationwide problem. People may claim they wash their hands regularly but the science shows otherwise," Dr. Ron Cutler, of Queen Mary, University of London
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Earpieces Can Minimize Possible Risks From Cellphones, Experts Say
2. Hospital Visitors Cellphones May Carry Worrisome Germs
3. H1N1 Flu Is Raging in Britain; Could U.S. Be Next?
4. JRC develops new testing methods for contaminated sports drinks from Taiwan
5. Study finds fire stations contaminated with MRSA
6. Washing with contaminated soap increases bacteria on hands
7. Contaminated Butter Points to Need for Better Surveillance, Study Says
8. SafeShot Technologies Calls on Healthcare Industry to Clean Up Environment & Eliminate Death and Suffering Caused by Contaminated Syringes
9. Contaminated Cocaine Can Cause Flesh to Rot
10. FDA Updates Import Alert 71-04 for Salmonella Contaminated Animal Feeds: Many Non-U.S. Firms Affected According to FDAImports.com, LLC
11. Diet of contaminated insects harms endangered meat-eating plants
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
1 in 6 Cellphones in Britain Contaminated With 'Fecal Matter'
(Date:12/19/2014)... Dennis Thompson HealthDay ... -- Ebola,s entrance into the United States -- along ... mumps outbreak -- have highlighted cracks in the nation,s ... new health policy report released Thursday. Half of ... respond to infectious disease outbreaks. That was the main ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... 2014 Hands On Mobile Spa, has announced ... Spa On Wheels has been transformed into a utopia for ... world seems to disappear. The Virtual Tour showcases the beauty ... parties, corporate events and more. , The Virtual Tour shows ... which is actually an overhauled Winnebago. Marla Kaplan-Pelle, Director states ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... Wisconsin (PRWEB) December 19, 2014 After ... music performer is again returning to the stage to ... her husband for concert performances, and the successful tour ... was originally announced. , Visit Ticketability.com ... the newly-announced Detroit shows at fair prices. , Music ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests a possible ... hot flashes and night sweats -- and higher rates ... are common during menopause, affecting about 60 percent of ... after menopause, since they then face a higher risk ... women who exhibit moderate or severe menopausal symptoms are ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... Prostaglandin analogue eye drops -- a common form of ... loss in patients with the eye disease, a new ... of the Moorfields Eye Hospital and UCL Institute of ... people newly diagnosed with open-angle glaucoma -- the most ... leading causes of blindness. About 45 million people ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Most States Not Ready to Handle Infectious Disease Outbreaks: Report 2Health News:Most States Not Ready to Handle Infectious Disease Outbreaks: Report 3Health News:Most States Not Ready to Handle Infectious Disease Outbreaks: Report 4Health News:A Virtual Tour Of Hands On Mobile Massage Spa Is Now Available 2Health News:A Virtual Tour Of Hands On Mobile Massage Spa Is Now Available 3Health News:Garth Brooks Tickets for Joe Louis Arena: Ticketability.com Becomes a Popular Destination for Discount Tickets for Garth Brooks’ Detroit Concerts Set for February 27-28 2Health News:Severe Hot Flashes During Menopause May Raise Hip Fracture Risk Later: Study 2Health News:Study Supports Benefit of Widely Used Glaucoma Drug 2
... 2 (HealthDay News) -- Babies born to women who smoke ... have a congenital heart defect than are the offspring of ... increased risk ranged from 20 percent to 70 percent, varying ... that obstruct the flow of blood from the right side ...
... long-term alcohol abuse is detrimental to memory function and ... published in Age and Ageing by Oxford ... consumption may decrease the risk of cognitive decline or ... the prevalence of alcohol-related dementia to be about 10% ...
... 18th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections is ... from February 27 through March 2. Day three of ... presentations from scientists supported by the National Institute of ... Institutes of Health. iPrEx Update , ...
... By Amanda Gardner HealthDay Reporter , TUESDAY, March 1 ... announcement Monday that researchers reconfigured immune cells so that they became ... But they say the jury is out on whether the ... is ultimately a cure or what,s called a "functional cure" -- ...
... years are a critical period for addressing weight-related ... University of Illinois at Chicago. Among young children, ... is highest among black and Hispanic children. ... from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to integrate ...
... Eye Institute (NEI) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ... endpoints for clinical trials of visual prostheses will be ... visual fields and contrast sensitivity. These assessments may provide ... Today, functional vision outcomes such as ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Smoking During Early Pregnancy May Put Baby's Heart at Risk 2Health News:Research suggests alcohol consumption helps stave off dementia 2Health News:Research suggests alcohol consumption helps stave off dementia 3Health News:CROI -- Day 3: Selected highlights of NIH-supported research 2Health News:Gene Therapy Against HIV Not a Proven Cure, Experts Say 2Health News:Gene Therapy Against HIV Not a Proven Cure, Experts Say 3Health News:Gene Therapy Against HIV Not a Proven Cure, Experts Say 4Health News:$1 million USDA grant aims to reduce obesity in preschoolers 2Health News:Visual prostheses: Symposium to explore combining functional endpoints 2
(Date:12/17/2014)... Ga. and RALEIGH, N.C. ... Trial Marketing Communications, LLC (CTMC), and Integrated Clinical ... patient recruitment and retention for clinical trials announce ... Integrated Clinical Trial Marketing Services (i-CTMS). i-CTMS will ... retention services to pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... , Dec. 12, 2014 Research and ... the addition of the "MEMS Gyroscopes Analog ... Analysis" report to their offering. ... gyroscopes for tactical grade applications made a lot ... term of reliability. They are now accepted in ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... --Research and Markets , ... announced the addition of the "Cardiac Guidewires - ... offering. Global Guidewires sector is projected to reach ... accounts for nearly 35% (2015) of the ... approximately 25% (2018). Asia-Pacific is ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Integrated Clinical Trial Services and Clinical Trial Marketing Communications Form Joint Venture 2Integrated Clinical Trial Services and Clinical Trial Marketing Communications Form Joint Venture 3MEMS Gyroscopes Analog Devices ADIS16136 Precision Angular Rate Sensor Reverse Costing Analysis 2Cardiac Guidewires - Global Trends, Estimates and Forecasts, 2012-2018 2Cardiac Guidewires - Global Trends, Estimates and Forecasts, 2012-2018 3Cardiac Guidewires - Global Trends, Estimates and Forecasts, 2012-2018 4
... Broadest, Most Comprehensive Survey Provides New Benchmark on MRSA,in Healthcare ... today by APIC: , , WHAT:, ... Methicillin-resistant, Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), ... in U.S. healthcare facilities., -- MRSA ...
... LEE, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 21, 2007 - Neurologix, Inc.,(OTCBB:NRGX) ... issue,of the journal The Lancet of positive results ... disease and the first report of,direct gene transfer ... adult,neurodegenerative disease., The open label Phase 1 study, ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Nationwide MRSA Prevalence Study to Demonstrate Full Scope of,'Superbug' Threat Facing U.S. Healthcare Facilities and Patients 2Neurologix Announces Publication of Landmark Gene Therapy Study,Demonstrating Safety and Statistically Significant Improvement in,Patients With Advanced Parkinson's Disease 2Neurologix Announces Publication of Landmark Gene Therapy Study,Demonstrating Safety and Statistically Significant Improvement in,Patients With Advanced Parkinson's Disease 3Neurologix Announces Publication of Landmark Gene Therapy Study,Demonstrating Safety and Statistically Significant Improvement in,Patients With Advanced Parkinson's Disease 4Neurologix Announces Publication of Landmark Gene Therapy Study,Demonstrating Safety and Statistically Significant Improvement in,Patients With Advanced Parkinson's Disease 5Neurologix Announces Publication of Landmark Gene Therapy Study,Demonstrating Safety and Statistically Significant Improvement in,Patients With Advanced Parkinson's Disease 6
... Osteon Bone Graft Substitutes a natural alternative ... cadaver bone, but such grafts may introduce ... transmission. Interpore Cross has developed the Pro ... address these needs, offering surgeons a broad ...
Weitlaner-Locktite retractors, blunt, 11 cm total length....
Beckman-Weitlaner retractor, blunt, with hinged arms, 6 1/2"....
Halle bone curette, 8 1/4, oval, malleable shaft, 4 mm wide....
Medicine Products: