Clean Technology

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Maybe it the psychology their shiny appearance, but we often forget about the germs on our smartphones, headsets and computers. But of course we constantly use these devices so they accumulate gunk that can affect our health, even if they do continue to look shiny and clean.

Earphones
These come in external or internal types. The amount of sweat they accumulate is best not dwelt upon, but if you are suffering acne or skin infection then your earphones are suspect.
A little hand sanitizer can help, as can UV light. Else, moderate use of a damp cloth and soap. Don’t share headsets with other people.

Also, keep volume levels moderate for the sake of you hearing. Consider noise cancelling headphones if possible.

Mobile Phones
We constantly handle our phones, and the amount of bacteria they accumulate is surprisingly high. They should be cleaned weekly.
A microfiber cloth is very effective for these devices. Dampening the cloth with isopropyl alcohol can be beneficial. Removable covers can be washed in warm soapy water. Always completely dry devices before tuning on. Remove the battery if the manual allows this.

i Pads and Notebooks
These are similar to Phones. Wipe them with microfiber cloths, and dampen the cloth with isopropyl alcohol if necessary.

Keyboards
Office workers can spend several hours a day typing, often while eating or drinking coffee. No wonder the keyboards accumulates grime. Try removing the keyboard from the desk and shaking out the crumbs. Then spray compressed air into the insides to remove any stubborn particles. Little USB vacuums are useful for this as well. Later, wipe down with Isopropyl alcohol and leave to dry overnight. Use a UV light wand if possible.

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