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Fitness

5 Shocking Ways Your Cell Phone Is Hurting Your Health

Sure, your iPhone is a lifesaver when it comes to multitasking, but did you know that it could also be causing significant physical and emotional health problems for you? Check out this list and see if you identify with any of these problems -- and then find out how to remedy the situation.
cell-phone-and-coffee Layers of Filth

The problem: The disturbing number of germs found on your phone is no joke -- one University of Arizona study found that the average phone has up to 10 times the amount of bacteria found in a bathroom! We often place our phones on filthy surfaces, or touch them without washing our hands. And to make matters worse, then you place your phone right near your face. Yuck!

The solution: Clean off your phone with antibacterial wipes frequently. And of course, washing your hands before handling your cell helps too. Lastly, be mindful of where you're setting your phone down.

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