Many people use their smartphone in toilet. They feel it is good chance to send text or check out the latest videos on social media. However, doctors say scrolling through your phone while on toilet could damage your body. Dr. Saurabh Sethi is a gastroenterologist who graduated from Harvard University. He studied the functions of stomach and intestines. He has warned that bacteria in bathroom pose many health risks. Dr Sethi said too many people were taking their phones to lavatory without knowing about dangers. He urged us to stop this habit. He said being addicted to smartphones, "can actually have some serious consequences, especially whilst doing 'number two'".
Dr Sethi said many people wrongly believe using their smartphone in toilet is harmless. He listed several issues that could arise while checking your emails on loo. One is that it can damage "toilet areas" of your stomach. Using smartphone results in sitting on toilet for longer periods of time. This puts extra pressure on our "tubes" and can make people's veins swell up. Another potential hazard comes from micro-organisms and germs. Dr Sethi warned that using your phone in loo can, "make your device "breeding ground for bacteria". He added: " average smartphone is dirtier than public toilet seat, so try avoiding scrolling while using the toilet."