Germ Alert!

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Here’s a question for you: which would you rather touch, your toilet or your smartphone?

Turns out, most people's toilets are cleaner than their cellphones.

Several studies, including this one, show one in six smartphones is contaminated with fecal matter.

To help explain why our gadgets seem to be so gross lately and what we can do to cut down on that bad bacteria, students at Misericordia University's biology department shared some tips with Newswatch 16's Ryan Leckey.

If your kids love science, Misericordia University is offering several summer camps related to biology and chemistry.

Biology Career Camp

  • June 25 - 28
  • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with additional evening activities for students entering the 11th or 12th grade.
  • For class schedule and prices contact Dr. Larry Corpus at (570) 674-8166 or email

Chemistry Career Camp

  • June 25 - 27
  • 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. with additional evening activities for students entering 12th grade.
  • For class schedule and prices contact Dr. Anna Fedor at (570) 674-6769 or e-mail

1 Comment

  • Concerned Christian

    I don’t consider this news. It’s actually pretty nasty. Who cares about the germs on your phone. People are just huge germophobes now a days. If you don’t know to wash your hands frequently then that’s your problem. Get some real news to put on!

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