It’s also worth considering how our phone pick-up habits can affect our physical health. 2020 has been a year of seeking connection. It’s also been a year of seeking good hygiene. Many of us were reacquainted with the importance of washing our hands thoroughly, and how this could help keep us healthy.
Think about this: you’ve just come home from a public place so you wash your hands. But do you wash your phone? Did you wash it after any of the 40 plus times you picked it up during the day? We know that viruses (such as COVID19) can remain on our phone surfaces for up to 28 days, and yet we touch our phones multiple times per day. Technically this means that each time we touch our phone we’re transferring whatever is on our phones to our hands and vice versa. This begs the question, why don’t we go to the effort of thoroughly cleaning our phones?
Decreasing the frequency of phone pick-ups will be difficult. Especially if you consider that they’re designed to seek your attention. The good news is, making that pick-up a clean one is easier with UV cleaning technology. Phone sanitisers that use UVC can eliminate up to 99% of bacteria. They’re like little tanning boxes that you place your phone inside for a 360-degree UV light bath. The light penetrates cells of viral DNA which renders them inert, and leaves you with a sanitised phone. All you need to do is place the phone inside, then choose a sanitising cycle. We suggest taking this opportunity to wash your hands while you wait for the LED indicator to let you know when the cycle is complete.