Monday, 8 July 2013

Literature Review (Marcus)

Our aim is to investigate on the bacteria found on the iPhone and "British researchers in one study found that mobile phones carry 18 times more bacteria than a flush handle in a men's room." This shows that a sizable amount of bacteria can be found on the iPhone. The article also states that the New York Daily Times swabbed 4 iPads in a store and discovered that it had 3 types of bacteria living on them. They were "Staphylococcus aureus (a common source of staph infections), Candida parapsilosis (a yeast), and Corynebacterium minutissimum (a common source of skin rashes)." This obviously stemmed from the fact that many people were touching the screen of the iPad or any other phone or iPhone for that matter, transmitting these bacterias onto the screen. Although this study was done in America, the fact is that this still shows that bacterias of a few kinds are on the screen of an iPhone, iPad or phone. Therefore our investigation will allow us to find out which kind of acid from a fruit can actually kill the bacteria on the iPhone.

Source: Steve Sande.  (2010, October 15).  iPhone, iPad glass crawling with bacteria and viruses.  Tuaw.  Retrieved July 8, 2013.  From

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