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Survey reveals how dirty our mobiles are

A new survey suggests most mobile phones in Britain are contaminated with bacteria and many harbour strains of the E.coli bacterium.

The researchers took swabs from the mobile phones of 390 people across 12 UK cities.

Here, Dr Ron Cutler of Queen Mary, University of London, sets out the findings of the survey.

  • 14 Oct 2011
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