Many people use their smartphone the toilet. They feel it is a good chance to send a text or check the latest videos social media. However, doctors say scrolling your phone while the toilet could damage your body. Dr. Saurabh Sethi is a gastroenterologist who graduated Harvard University. He studied the functions the stomach and intestines. He has warned that bacteria the bathroom pose many health risks. Dr Sethi said too many people were taking their phones to the lavatory knowing about the dangers. He urged us to stop this habit. He said being addicted to smartphones, "can actually have some serious consequences, especially whilst doing a 'number two'".
Dr Sethi said many people wrongly believe using their smartphone the toilet is harmless. He listed several issues that could arise while checking your emails the loo. One is that it can damage the "toilet areas" your stomach. Using a smartphone results sitting on the toilet longer periods of time. This puts extra pressure our "tubes" and can make people's veins swell . Another potential hazard comes micro-organisms and germs. Dr Sethi warned that using your phone the loo can, "make your device a "breeding ground bacteria". He added: "The average smartphone is dirtier than a public toilet seat, so try avoiding scrolling while using the toilet."