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  • INVESTIGATORS ARE LOOKING INTO THAT URANIUM.

  • THAT URANIUM. >>> DESKS, TABLES, NIGHT STANDS,

  • >>> DESKS, TABLES, NIGHT STANDS, BATHROOM COUNTERS.

  • BATHROOM COUNTERS. JUST THINK ABOUT HOW MANY

  • JUST THINK ABOUT HOW MANY SURFACES YOUR CELL PHONE TOUCHES

  • SURFACES YOUR CELL PHONE TOUCHES EVERY DAY BEFORE TOUCHING YOUR

  • EVERY DAY BEFORE TOUCHING YOUR HANDS AND THEN YOUR FACE.

  • HANDS AND THEN YOUR FACE. >> IT REALLY MAKES YOU WONDER

  • >> IT REALLY MAKES YOU WONDER HOW MANY GERMS ARE LIVING ON

  • HOW MANY GERMS ARE LIVING ON YOUR CELL PHONE.

  • YOUR CELL PHONE. SO TONIGHT WE'RE PUTTING

  • SO TONIGHT WE'RE PUTTING PRODUCTS TO THE TEST THAT CLAIM

  • PRODUCTS TO THE TEST THAT CLAIM TO HELP REMOVE BACTERIA FROM

  • TO HELP REMOVE BACTERIA FROM SMART PHONE SURFACES.

  • SMART PHONE SURFACES. >> VERY INTERESTING.

  • >> VERY INTERESTING. FROM SIMPLE WIPES TO AN

  • FROM SIMPLE WIPES TO AN ELECTRONIC GADGET.

  • ELECTRONIC GADGET. CHRISTINE NOEL REVEALS WHAT

  • CHRISTINE NOEL REVEALS WHAT WORKS BEST.

  • WORKS BEST. >> Reporter: HOW OFTEN DO YOU

  • >> Reporter: HOW OFTEN DO YOU CHECK YOUR PHONE?

  • CHECK YOUR PHONE? IT'S PROBABLY CLOSE TO 50 TIMES

  • IT'S PROBABLY CLOSE TO 50 TIMES A DAY AND THAT MEANS PLENTY OF

  • A DAY AND THAT MEANS PLENTY OF GERMS ARE BEING TRANSFERRED FROM

  • GERMS ARE BEING TRANSFERRED FROM YOUR FINGERS TO YOUR PHONE AND

  • YOUR FINGERS TO YOUR PHONE AND BACK AGAIN.

  • BACK AGAIN. SO EVERY HAND YOU SHAKE, EVERY

  • SO EVERY HAND YOU SHAKE, EVERY BATHROOM DOOR KNOB YOU TOUCH,

  • BATHROOM DOOR KNOB YOU TOUCH, ALL THAT BACTERIA IS AT YOUR

  • ALL THAT BACTERIA IS AT YOUR FINGERTIPS.

  • FINGERTIPS. >> YOU TRANSFER BACTERIA AND

  • >> YOU TRANSFER BACTERIA AND VIRUSES ONTO YOUR PHONE THAT ARE

  • VIRUSES ONTO YOUR PHONE THAT ARE NOT YOUR OWN.

  • NOT YOUR OWN. THOSE ARE POTENTIALLY NOT GOOD

  • THOSE ARE POTENTIALLY NOT GOOD FOR YOU.

  • FOR YOU. >> Reporter: IN FACT,

  • >> Reporter: IN FACT, RESEARCHERS SAY OUR PHONES ARE

  • RESEARCHERS SAY OUR PHONES ARE 18 TIMES DIRTIER THAN A PUBLIC

  • 18 TIMES DIRTIER THAN A PUBLIC BATHROOM.

  • BATHROOM. >> A LOT OF THE SAME RULES THAT

  • >> A LOT OF THE SAME RULES THAT I APPLY TO MY PHONE, I APPLY TO

  • I APPLY TO MY PHONE, I APPLY TO MY HANDS.

  • MY HANDS. YOU'RE PUTTING YOUR PHONE

  • YOU'RE PUTTING YOUR PHONE AGAINST YOUR FACE, IT'S

  • AGAINST YOUR FACE, IT'S BASICALLY LIKE LICKING IT.

  • BASICALLY LIKE LICKING IT. >> Reporter: BUT LET'S ASK THIS.

  • >> Reporter: BUT LET'S ASK THIS. HOW OFTEN ARE YOU CLEANING YOUR

  • HOW OFTEN ARE YOU CLEANING YOUR PHONE?

  • PHONE? >> ONCE A MONTH, MAYBE.

  • >> ONCE A MONTH, MAYBE. >> I'M MORE OF LIKE A STRING

  • >> I'M MORE OF LIKE A STRING CLEANER AS FAR AS TAKING MY CASE

  • CLEANER AS FAR AS TAKING MY CASE OFF AND CLEANING IT.

  • OFF AND CLEANING IT. I FORGET ABOUT THAT.

  • I FORGET ABOUT THAT. >> Reporter: WE BOUGHT FOUR

  • >> Reporter: WE BOUGHT FOUR PRODUCTS THAT ARE SUPPOSED TO

  • PRODUCTS THAT ARE SUPPOSED TO CLEAN YOUR PHONE AND ELIMINATE

  • CLEAN YOUR PHONE AND ELIMINATE BACTERIA ALL RANGING IN PRICE.

  • BACTERIA ALL RANGING IN PRICE. A TERRY CLOTH TOWEL, $2.

  • A TERRY CLOTH TOWEL, $2. THESE CLEANING WIPES FOR $10.

  • THESE CLEANING WIPES FOR $10. I ROLLER FOR 20 BUCKS.

  • I ROLLER FOR 20 BUCKS. FOR $50, A PHONE SOAKED

  • FOR $50, A PHONE SOAKED DISINFECTSER THAT CLEANS WITH

  • DISINFECTSER THAT CLEANS WITH U.V. LIGHTS.

  • U.V. LIGHTS. WITH FOUR SEPARATE PHONES, OUR

  • WITH FOUR SEPARATE PHONES, OUR CONSUMER TEAM FROM SISTER

  • CONSUMER TEAM FROM SISTER STATION WDIV PUT THE PRODUCTS TO

  • STATION WDIV PUT THE PRODUCTS TO THE TEST.

  • THE TEST. >> SWAB NUMBER ONE.

  • >> SWAB NUMBER ONE. BOOM.

  • BOOM. >> Reporter: WITH KITS FROM A

  • >> Reporter: WITH KITS FROM A LOCAL BIOLOGICAL LAB, THEY

  • LOCAL BIOLOGICAL LAB, THEY SWABBED EACH PHONE BEFORE AND

  • SWABBED EACH PHONE BEFORE AND AFTER THE CLEANING METHOD TO GET

  • AFTER THE CLEANING METHOD TO GET THE PLATE COUNT FOR BACTERIA,

  • THE PLATE COUNT FOR BACTERIA, INCLUDING E.coli.

  • INCLUDING E.coli. >> THIS IS JUST YOUR

  • >> THIS IS JUST YOUR OLD-FASHIONED I'M NOT SPENDING A

  • OLD-FASHIONED I'M NOT SPENDING A LOT OF MONEY ON A CLEANING

  • LOT OF MONEY ON A CLEANING METHOD, WIPING YOUR PHONE DOWN.

  • METHOD, WIPING YOUR PHONE DOWN. LET'S SEE WHAT HAPPENS.

  • LET'S SEE WHAT HAPPENS. THESE SAY THEY CLEAN AND SHINE

  • THESE SAY THEY CLEAN AND SHINE YOUR SCREEN AND DEVICE LIKE NEW.

  • YOUR SCREEN AND DEVICE LIKE NEW. WE WIPED THE PHONE WITH

  • WE WIPED THE PHONE WITH THE EYE ROLLER IS A POCKET SIZE

  • THE EYE ROLLER IS A POCKET SIZE CLEANER THAT REQUIRES NO LIQUIDS

  • CLEANER THAT REQUIRES NO LIQUIDS OR CLOTHS AND I KNOW MY PHONE IS

  • OR CLOTHS AND I KNOW MY PHONE IS DIRTY.

  • DIRTY. MY CHILD GRABS IT, MY DOG.

  • MY CHILD GRABS IT, MY DOG. THERE IS MY SWAB.

  • THERE IS MY SWAB. LET'S SEE HOW DIRTY THIS PHONE

  • LET'S SEE HOW DIRTY THIS PHONE how

  • how IS.

  • IS. SO THIS IS BASICALLY LIKE

  • SO THIS IS BASICALLY LIKE PUTTING YOUR PHONE INTO A

  • PUTTING YOUR PHONE INTO A TANNING BOOTH.

  • TANNING BOOTH. SO NOW IT'S IN THERE.

  • SO NOW IT'S IN THERE. TEN MINUTES.

  • TEN MINUTES. THAT'S A BIT EXTREME.

  • THAT'S A BIT EXTREME. WHO IS GOING TO GO THROUGH ALL

  • WHO IS GOING TO GO THROUGH ALL THAT.

  • THAT. >> Reporter: LET'S SEE THE

  • >> Reporter: LET'S SEE THE RESULTS.

  • RESULTS. FIRST, THE TERRY CLOTH TOOK OFF

  • FIRST, THE TERRY CLOTH TOOK OFF 7800 BACTERIA.

  • 7800 BACTERIA. THE WOOSH WIPES, 410.

  • THE WOOSH WIPES, 410. THE EYE ROLLER, 430.

  • THE EYE ROLLER, 430. AND THE PHONE SOAKED DEVICE,

  • AND THE PHONE SOAKED DEVICE, 2300.

  • 2300. THAT MEANS OUR SIMPLE TERRY

  • THAT MEANS OUR SIMPLE TERRY CLOTH METHOD WAS THE WINNER,

  • CLOTH METHOD WAS THE WINNER, FOLLOWED BY THE PHONE SOAP.

  • FOLLOWED BY THE PHONE SOAP. SO WHILE THE DEVICE MIGHT LOOK

  • SO WHILE THE DEVICE MIGHT LOOK COOL AND IT HAS BIG CLAIMS TO

  • COOL AND IT HAS BIG CLAIMS TO ELIMINATE ALMOST 100% OF THE

  • ELIMINATE ALMOST 100% OF THE GERMS ON YOUR PHONE, IT'S PRICEY

  • GERMS ON YOUR PHONE, IT'S PRICEY AND TAKES A FEW MINUTES TO DO

  • AND TAKES A FEW MINUTES TO DO SO.

  • SO. WHILE JUST A QUICK WIPE CAN DO

  • WHILE JUST A QUICK WIPE CAN DO THE TRICK.

  • THE TRICK. FOR LINKS ON WHERE TO FIND THE

  • FOR LINKS ON WHERE TO FIND THE PRODUCTS WE MENTIONED IN THE

  • PRODUCTS WE MENTIONED IN THE STORY, HEAD TO THE CONSUMER

  • STORY, HEAD TO THE CONSUMER SECTION OF CLICK2HOUSTON.COM.

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