Evidence of PhoneSoap Efficacy
Journal of Hospital Infection - The effectiveness of germicidal wipes and ultraviolet irradiation in reducing bacterial loads on electronic tablet devices used to obtain patient information in orthopaedic clinics: evaluation of tablet cleaning methods. Journal of Hospital Infection. Vol 105, Issue 2, pp 200-204; June 1, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhin.2020.04.014
A randomized blinded trial was conducted of tablet cleaning strategies in orthopaedic clinics. UV-C disinfection was found to be equivalent in efficacy to germicidal wipes.
American Journal of Infection Control - Shining a Light on the Pathogenicity of Health Care Providers' Mobile Phones: Use of a Novel Ultraviolet-C Wave Disinfection Device. American Journal of Infection Control; Vol 48, Issue 11; pp1370-1374. November 1, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2020.05.040
Total bacterial colony forming units were reduced by 99.9% with the use of a novel UV-C device. In light of the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, UV-C phone disinfection is a valuable tool for preventing healthcare-associated infections.
American Nurse - Mauzey, S. (2020, August 31). UV-C: A tool for disinfecting mobile devices https://www.myamericannurse.com/uv-c-a-tool-for-disinfecting-mobile-devices/
Smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices are being used with increasing frequency in healthcare, but protocols for cleaning them aren't keeping pace. This project demonstrated that using a UV-C disinfection system effectively reduces mobile device contamination.
Evidence of Cell Phone Contamination
American Journal of Infection Control - Use of portable electronic devices in a hospital setting and their potential for bacterial colonization.
American Journal of Infection Control (43) 2015; 286-8. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2014.11.013
Cell phones and tablets are increasingly being used in the hospital setting. These devices represent a potential reservoir for the transmission of pathogens. We conducted a convenience sampling of devices in 2 large medical centers and quantified bacterial colonization rates.
Reconstructive Review - Dissemination of Pathogens by Mobile Phones in a Single Hospital. Reconstructive Review: An Open Access Journal. Vol 7, No 3; September 2017. DOI:
Mobile phones are frequently used in the hospital and operating room settings, regardless of their microbial load. The results of this study demonstrated that 82% (41/50) of mobile phone touch screens possessed polymicrobial organisms and 30% (15/50) of mobile phones possessed pathogenic organisms.