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Have Germs? Check Your Smart Phone

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(NBC) Are you a germy person? Your cell phone may have the answer.

A small study out of the University of Oregon sampled the germs present on participants' hands -- and what was on their smartphone touchscreen. They found cell phones closely resembled the germs present on the participants, and that women were more closely connected to their phones -- from a germs perspective.  A majority of the microbes that were found on the phones are not harmful. 

They hope to use this information to one day determine if healthcare workers and hospital visitors carry bad germs in and out of the facilities.

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