93% of young people admit to using their phones on the toilet according to a new survey
BOTHELL, Wash., June 1, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Today, Vioguard, Inc., released a consumer survey report showing that cell phone use and lack of proper disinfection could lead to higher transfer of bacteria and viruses. The leader in UV-C technology conducted a survey of more than 1,100 respondents to better understand the usage and cleaning habits of cell phone users and their attitudes towards the transfer of bacteria through contact with their cell phones.
Main findings of the survey:
- A strong majority of respondents (73%) admitted to using their phones on the toilet or standing at the urinal, regardless of their age or gender
- Youth (aged 18-29) admitted to using their phones in the toilet 93% of the time, regardless of gender
- One in three respondents admitted never cleaning their phones and 75% admitted cleaning them less than once a day
- Of those who cleaned their phones, less than half used a chemical. Others admitted to using a rag or even their shirt sleeve or pant leg
- Over 87% of respondents agree that airborne viruses and bacteria stay alive after landing on surfaces
- An overwhelming percentage (almost 90%) of customers agree that you can get infected by touching dirty surfaces like your cell phone
“The results of this survey clearly show that consumers admit that their phones are dirty and that they can get sick from their dirty phones, but take little or no precautions to effectively disinfect their phones and overlook the potential dangers. behind their lack of cleanliness, “says Mark Beeston, Vice President of Sales, Vioguard. “We believe that educating people about the cleanliness of phones and effective ways to clean them at a microbial level, such as UV light, is integral to reducing bacterial and viral transmission and keeping phone users safe. and their entourage.
Between May 19 and May 21, 2021, Vioguard surveyed consumers United States in an attempt to expose consumers’ cell phone cleaning habits or as we see a lack thereof. All results are from the consumer’s point of view. The survey represents consumers of different ages, genders, incomes and regions of the United States.
Founded in 2008 by technology professionals interested in the control of nosocomial infections (HAIs), Vioguard is passionately committed to developing products and solutions designed to improve the effectiveness of infection control strategies without compromising productivity. or precision. Its mission, working with industry professionals, is to save lives, reduce disease and stop the spread of deadly pathogens by developing infection prevention products. To find out more, visit www.vioguard.com.