Cell Phone Cleaning Methods Put To The Test

May 26, 2014 11:32 AM
Cell Phone Cleaning Methods Put To The Test
" BOSTON (CBS) – Our phones go with us everywhere and that means they get dirty.

So what’s the best way to get rid of all those germs?

There are plenty of products that claim to do the job right.

First up, PhoneKleen wipes at $20 a box.

“They reduced the number of bacteria to an undetectable level,” said University of Arizona Microbiology Professor Charles Gerba.

The CleanWell disinfectant spray says it kills 99.99-percent of germs for $8 a canister.

It came close. It cleaned 95.5-percent in this test.

“The spray solution seemed to eliminate the number of bacteria very readily from the surface,” Gerba said "

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