Can your mobile phone or laptop make you sick? Probably not, experts say

Our mobile phones and laptops go everywhere with us – on trains, to the supermarket, to work, even to the bathroom. Because touching shared surfaces is a sure-fire way to encounter a variety of microbes, how worried should you be about getting sick from your phone or laptop?No more worried than you would be about getting sick from touching your other personal objects, says Jonathan Eisen, a microbiologist and professor at the University of California.An object such as a train handrail or…

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