How is this happening? “We touch the can of tuna in the store, and then the phone, the door of the dairy refrigerators and then our phone,” explains the public health expert. Carol Winner, MPH, MSE, founder of Give Space. “All that is needed, potentially, is a touch not only from the phone, but from almost any surface of the house where we have placed the phone” to contaminate a space. To act safely, Winner recommends disinfecting your phone when you return home or, better yet, leaving it in your car while you shop.
You may feel that your phone is practically part of your body, but if you take it to supermarkets or other crowded places and do not disinfect when you return home, you are probably polluting your space.