New study reveals how much bacteria may be on your cell phone

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A new study is out about the amount of bacteria on cell phones.

New research shows your cell phone may have more than ten times the amount of bacteria than a toilet seat.

According to a new study, more than 17,000 bacterial gene copies were found on phones belonging to high school students.

Most of the bacteria isn't harmful. But a few are very dangerous: Streptococcus, MRSA and E-coli.

Experts say washing hands several times a day will help.

And people are advised to keep their phones out of the bathroom.

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