Most people never separated from their mobile phone, and this is even more true during the holidays or during travel, it is essential to take photos, and stay connected with friends, family or colleagues are far away. Because of this continued use and compulsive, and the contact is very frequent phones with the hands, the face, and potentially contaminated surfaces, laptops are real nests microbes. In the midst of the pandemic, and in the heart of summer vacation, it is crucial to learn how to properly disinfect their phone, and use it in a hygienic way.
Wash hands regularly to avoid contaminating them with his phone
The coronavirus is present on the surfaces for a period of nine days or more, and even if, so far, the evidence is insufficient to prove that it can contaminate after several days, it is better to be careful. With his phone, it must therefore proceed as with any surface potentially contaminated: wash hands must be a reflex, as soon as you touch a surface that is suspect. It is obviously difficult, knowing that you touch his phone, sometimes permanently, but it helps to reduce the risk of contamination.
In addition to the frequent washing of hands, disinfection of the phone common can be a complement.
Avoid alcohol and hydroalcoholic gel on the phones
Some people have taken the habit of trying to disinfect their objects of daily life at the same time that their hands, by sprinkling blithely their phone, their keys, etc, with the hydroalcoholic gel or even pure alcohol. It should, however, be avoided, because alcohol can strip the coatings both oleophobic and hydrophobic, which prevents oil and water from damaging your screen and the ports connectivity. In addition, the hydroalcoholic gel does not adhere properly to the screens because of the glycerin .
The disinfectant wipes containing 70% isopropyl alcohol to clean the screen of your phone are the most appropriate. If you don’t like the wipes, isopropyl alcohol 70% is available in the trade in bottle, and it can be applied with soft cloth when your device is turned off and unplugged.
Manufacturers are concerned about the hygiene of your laptop
Since the beginning of the pandemic coronavirus, Apple has updated its recommendations for the cleaning to finally accept the use of disinfectant Clorox on the Apple products, but said that it should be taken to avoid agents that bleach.
Samsung has also stated that its clients can use an alcohol solution to 70% ethanol or isopropyl alcohol, applied with a microfiber cloth.
The electronics manufacturer Korean is aware of the global trend for the disinfection of objects of daily use and, at the beginning of July, Samsung has alncé a charger that sanitizes cell phones with uv light: Ie “TFIT UV Sterilizer”.
This charger in the shape of the enclosure eliminates 99 % of bacteria in 10 minutes, and can sterilize any type of object that get in it : phone, but also glasses, keys, credit card. Samsung unfortunately does not specify if this charger-disinfectant can eliminate the SARS-CoV-2.
Enclosures UV, an environmentally friendly alternative
Disinfection by UV was already used in the food industry, hospitals, public places, and with the current pandemic, this technology has acquired a real notoriety among the general public.
Even if the case Samsung is not compliant against the Covid, a corporation of montpellier, T. Zic, offers a box that allows you to disinfect a telephone, a notebook, a pen, a key, a badge or a mask, with this technique. The housing Uvo Care, according to its creators, uses LED technology UV to eliminate the virus, including the Covid-19.
The start-up also offers his caddy as an eco-friendly alternative to disinfectants, because it can disinfect more easily masks reusable and savings use tons of disinfectant wipes disposable