Checking your phone in bathroom? Not good, study says

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Monday, October 9, 2017
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Warning for using phones in the bathroom. Tamala Edwards reports during Action News at 5 a.m. on October 9, 2017.

If you check your email or Facebook in the bathroom, you may want to ditch that habit.

A new study from London reports touching your phone between using the toilet and washing your hands is a very bad idea.

That's because toilet seats, handles, and the sink are covered in germs, such as E. coli.

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Researchers suggest washing your hands frequently in public toilets.

Using your phone in public toilets can also have lingering effects.

The flu virus dies in minutes, but the norovirus can survive for several weeks on a dry surface, such as a cell phone.