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Many people use their smartphone in the toilet. They feel it is a good [change / chance] to send a text or check out the [last / latest] videos on social media. However, doctors say scrolling [thoroughly / through] your phone while on the toilet could damage your [body / bodily] . Dr. Saurabh Sethi is a gastroenterologist who graduated [for / from] Harvard University. He studied the functions of the stomach and intestines. He has [warmed / warned] that bacteria in the bathroom [post / pose] many health risks. Dr Sethi said too many people were taking their phones to the lavatory without [knowing / known] about the dangers. He urged us to stop this habit. He said being addicted [of / to] smartphones, "can actually have some serious consequences, especially whilst [doing / do] a 'number two'".

Dr Sethi said many people [wrongly / wrong] believe using their smartphone in the toilet is [harmless / harmed] . He listed several [issue / issues] that could arise while checking your emails on the [poo / loo] . One is that it can damage the "toilet areas" of your stomach. Using a smartphone results in sitting on the toilet for longer periods [of / on] time. This puts extra pressure on our "tubes" and can make people's veins swell [down / up] . Another potential hazard [comes / goes] from micro-organisms and germs. Dr Sethi warned that using your phone in the loo can, "make your device a "[breeding / feeding] ground for bacteria". He added: "The [usually / average] smartphone is dirtier than a public toilet seat, so try [avoiding / avoid] scrolling while using the toilet."

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