Cell Phones, Other Everyday Devices, Can Spread Coronavirus

Debit and credit cards being swiped are also made of plastic and may pass through dozens of hands every day.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Cell phones, mostly made of plastic, can carry particles of the new coronavirus for more than four days.  On average, an individual will touch a cell phone 2,600 times a day, according to a study conducted by Dscout Research.

With each passing hour, the number of particles decreases and the chance of infection is reduced. However, with each new handling of the device by an infected person, the half-life timer of the virus may revert to its starting point.

Biomedical Roberto Figueiredo, who became better known as Dr. Bacteria, recommends the use of isopropyl . . .

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