What Has The Most Germs In Your Office?
Your Desk & Phone Harbour the most germs in your office
Wondering why you might need an office cleaner? A US study has found that on average phones are the most contaminated item in the office. Dr Charles P Gerba from the University of Arizona, found over 25,000 organisms per surface.
Comparisons with other surveys reveal that some typical desk items could be around seven times more contaminated than traditionally ‘dirty’ items such as toilet seats. Because we know of the importance of cleaning toilets, your office cleaners will pay particular attention to the toilets to ensure they get properly sanitised every time they are cleaned, but we often forget about items that sit on our desk and are handled several times a day.
You won’t drop dead by using the phone or mouse, but you should think about how dirty your hands may be after picking up the receiver. If you chew pens – and many of us do – think about where they have been before! This is even more important if you hot desk, or share equipment - it's not only your germs, but someone else's as well.
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