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Study: Cellphones more germ-infested than a toilet handle

A study says the average cell phone is more germ-infested than the handle of a toilet.

The London School of Hygiene found one in six cell phones had traces of fecal matter on it. The average cell phone had 18 times more bacteria on it than the toilet handle.

But, there are some new products on the market to make all of your high tech gadgets virtually germ-free. Including electronic wipes, and a "cyberclean" compound.

"It looks like sort of a giant silly putty. But the great thing about it, you can mold it into your electronics," said Dan Costa from PCmag.com. "You've got a keyboard, you can mold it into your keyboard, pull it right back out. It kills all the bacteria and pulls out all the dust and dirt and grime that gets caught in between your keys."

Then, there are ultraviolet light sanitizers. You can use them on cell phones and other devices. The one by Violight costs about fifty dollars. And the Verilux Clean Wave Sanitizing Light sells for about $70.

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