“Cleaning & Disinfecting frequently touched surfaces (desks, phones, keyboards…) twice a shift with alcohol solutions with at least 70% alcohol.. is expected to be effective against COVD-19 based on data for harder to kill viruses”
Yale University Health 2020
"Isopropyl alcohol or rubbing alcohol with at least 70 percent alcohol... will kill coronavirus on surfaces in about 30 seconds'
Source - University of Columbia School of Medicine
Apple have updated its guidance on how to keep iPhones and other electronic devices clean and free of germs, “it is safe to use alcohol to wipe the product’s screen and body”… “using a 70 percent isopropyl alcohol wipe…you may gently wipe the hard, non porous surface of your Apple product, such as the display, keyboard, or other exterior surfaces”
Apple Inc. 2020
Associate Professor Lotti Tajouri reviewed 56 studies from 24 countries and found phones host a staggering cocktail of live germs…. Our recommendation is that phones should be decontaminated daily and regularly with 70% isopropyl alcohol
Bond University 2020
Be sure to keep an alcohol concentration of around 70% to kill coronaviruses...' Solutions of 70% alcohol should be left on surfaces for 30 seconds (including cell phones) to ensure they will kill the viruses. Pure (100%) alcohol avaporates too quickly for such use."
Source: Siobain Duffy, Associate Professor of Ecology, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J.)
"Eight out of 10 phones tested were found to harbour organisms which could cause diseases, ranging from bronchopneumonia to Scarlet Fever and Tonsillitis, seven contained Staphylococcus Aureus - better known as Golden Staph"
Source: The Sydney Sun
"Absenteeism costs Australian businesses $44 BILLION PER YEAR"
Source - Ai Group's Absenteeism and Presenteeism Report 2015
"The number of bacteria present on the mouth and earpieces ranged between 70 and 1400" and after the hygiene service; "It was found that bacteria had been completely eliminated. The telephone was very effectively sanitised, thus removing any potentially dangerous organisms from the handset."
Sanford Microbiology Laboratory tests results
CHOICE; "How to clean your smartphone to protect against COVID-19 (1 April 2020)
COVID-19 can survive on your smartphone, like any other surface
70% isopropyl alcohol cleaning wipes are the best way to clean the screen, back and sides
Common household cleaners such as bleach, glass cleaner and antibacterial spray can permanently damage the screen
The University of Arizona
University of Arizona research concluded:
Telephones and Computers are contaminated with up to 25,123 germs per square inch.
Using disinfecting wipes will reduce germs and bacteria by up to 99.9%.
Telephones have 500 times more bacteria than the average toilet seat.
In research by Professor Charles Gerba from University of Arizona, 7000 samples of items taken from typical offices throughout the United States were analysed.
The highest form of germ contamination areas were found to be Telephones, Desktops and Keyboards. Microbiological population included:
Staphyloccus aureus (staph)