- Jul 14, 2012
Or even an ipad without damaging the coating.
My wife is a nurse and has been wiping her phone down everyday with 70% alcohol. I was worried at first, but after two years I do not notice any adverse effects.
Actually alcohol does not kill bacteria. Studies have shown that certain bacteria, including harmful ones, can survive and even thrive in isopropyl alcohol up to 95%. It is mainly used to clear away and dissolve debris.I use the same. Gently wipe with a clean cloth damp with 70% Isopropyl alcohol.
Kills most harmful bacteria and viruses, yet evaporates leaving little to no residue.
Unless you have some hideous immuno-deficiency disease, ust get over it. OCD people who disinfect everything are helping add to the problem of antibiotic resistant bacteria. Let your immune system deal with it.
You should not use any chemical on the screen. You'll take off the oleophobic coating.
OK, so saying they become resistant to antibiotics was an error. But over use of disinfectants will lead to bacteria becoming resistant to antimicrobial agents. Which, if you exchange "antibiotics" for "antibacterials" the method of bacteria becoming resistant is the same.No, it's over-prescription of antibiotics that is causing bacterial resistance. A quick wipe-down with alcohol will not cause bacteria to evolve resistance to first and second line antibiotics. The mechanism of action is different.
I think that scrubbing and abrasion degrades the coating. A gentle wipe down with a clean cloth should be safe.
I use a screen protector, so it's a bit of a moot point for me.
Disinfectants Cause Some Bacteria to Adapt, Thrive"We use way too many antibacterial agents," Duberg said, adding that the overuse of products like wipes, soaps and cleansers that contain these substances can lead bacteria to become resistant to our methods of extermination.
OK, so saying they become resistant to antibiotics was an error. But over use of disinfectants will lead to bacteria becoming resistant to antimicrobial agents. Which, if you exchange "antibiotics" for "antibacterials" the method of bacteria becoming resistant is the same.
Just for a brief example: Disinfecting Wipes May Spread, Not Kill, Germs
Disinfectants Cause Some Bacteria to Adapt, Thrive
You aren't going to catch Anthrax from not sanitizing your phone. Within minutes it will be just as dirty again. Just get on with life and let your body deal with it. I'm a farmer and have lost count of how many times my face has been splattered with cow ****. Haven't had a day off work sick for 7 years (when I tore a ligament in my foot).