Old cell phones and other such devices could pose a health risk in hospitals because of the amount of germs that can accumulate on their surfaces. The germs that old cell phones and the like are carrying into hospitals are not just any old bacteria either, but highly “worrisome” drug resistant bacteria, according to researchers from the Inonu University’s Department of Medical Microbiology in Malatya in Turkey.
Using a new or old cell phone for the purposes of having a conversation with someone might seem to some to be the sole point of owning such a device in the first place, but evidence is growing that more and more people are using their cell phones for just about everything except talking.
India will have new rules regarding the disposal of old cell phones and other items of electronic waste from next year. The new rules, which will cover everyone involved in the manufacture, processing, purchasing and sales of every kind of electrical goods, will force all recycling and collection centers to get authorization from the GSPCS (Goa State Pollution Control Board).