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The Germiest Places in Your Office


According to experts, here are the germiest places in your office . . .

1.  Door handles.  They’re usually the germiest spot because everyone touches them.  So it’s a good idea to get in the habit of using hand sanitizer when you get to your desk, and to your car.

2.  Your keyboard.  There are over 3,000 microscopic organisms living in every square inch of the average keyboard.

3.  Your desk.  It’s covered with your own germs, plus any you pick up on your hands and arms.  Don’t assume a janitor or cleaning crew is taking care of it.  Wipe it down with a disinfectant spray every now and then.

4.  The shared microwave and fridge.  Again, everyone touches the handles and buttons.  You’re probably about to eat, so wash your hands first.

5.  The water cooler.  The spot you touch has germs on it.  But grossness could be lurking in the water itself too.  A few studies have found those water tanks aren’t always cleaned regularly.

6.  The bathroom.  Again, they’re not cleaned as much, or as well as you might think.  It’s one reason you really shouldn’t be using your phone in there.

7.  Elevator buttons.  More touch points that get a lot of traffic.  Think about using your knuckle instead of the tip of your finger.  Or buy one of those keychains that let you open doors and hit buttons without touching them.

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