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Survey – 49% of People Don’t Disinfect Electronics

Panda Security: “Cell phones, tablets, and keyboards are a daily part of life. However, the same procedures that go with cleaning common household items do not follow-suit for everyday handheld devices. A study published in Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials explores the contamination levels of handheld devices. It concludes that 94% of phones show evidence of bacteria contamination. Additionally, Harvard Health notes that the COVID-19 virus may remain on surfaces for up to 72 hours. Even among a health crisis, Americans don’t follow the proper protocol to disinfect their electronics, leading to a whole new meaning of going viral.

Key Findings: 

  • 24% of Americans disinfected their phones less than once per year prior to the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • 49% of Americans don’t disinfect their electronics daily even after hearing about COVID-19…”

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