NEW YORK, New York City -- 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.
New study reveals how much bacteria may be on your cell phone