EW! Where’s the bleach?!
The average desk contains 400 times more germs than a toilet seat, new research has revealed.
Visualisations have been released showing how a host of nasties are harbouring on desk spaces across the country.
The research revealed that more than two thirds of office workers are at risk of sickness due to dirty desks.
Failing to clean regularly with antibacterial wipes can encourage dangerous bugs to breed, such as Helicobacter pylori, Staphylococcus aureus, E-coli and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, to name a few.
The average desktop harbours 20,961 germs per square inch and that’s in addition to 3,295 on the keyboard and 1,676 on a mouse and a staggering 25,127 on the phone.
Work kitchens were no better, as 2,483 germs per square inch were found on the handle of the kitchen kettle in a shared office compared to just 49 found on a toilet seat.
Read more via independent.co.uk.