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Keyboards have 60 times more germs than a toilet seat – infographic

16 percent of cell phones have poop on them

Not everyone is as obsessive compulsive as most of our staff, but even the grimiest of people have to take pause at the idea that more than one in ten cell phones literally have fecal matter on them. Keyboards are 60 times more germ laden than an average toilet seat and that’s not because toilet seats are clean.

The infographic below from is absolutely disgusting, eye opening, and will have you in a frenzy to run away from your pooped on gadgets, or you might spend the afternoon in Costco buying Clorox wipes in bulk. Tell us in the comments if any of the statistics below surprised you or freaked you out (because we are definitely freaked out).

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Lani is the COO and News Director at The American Genius, has co-authored a book, co-founded BASHH, Austin Digital Jobs, Remote Digital Jobs, and is a seasoned business writer and editorialist with a penchant for the irreverent.



  1. Jacqueline

    December 11, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    I usually disinfect my desk and keyboard every few days. At home I use a MacBook and I have the keyboard covered by a antibacterial cover, same with my iPhone and iPad since I use them often and put them down on all sorts of surfaces.

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