The Average worker comes into contact with more than 10 MILLION disease-causing bacteria lurking on their keyboard, phone and mouse.
- More than 10 million bacteria lurk on the average office desk with 7,500 organisms hidden in your keyboard
- Unhygienic working conditions are a ‘key contributor’ to millions of working days lost world wide to sickness each year
- Bacteria and viruses can survive on hard surfaces for up to 24 hours
- Our hands are a germ motorway; many surfaces they come into contact with can breed bacteria and viruses
Many of us spend much our day working over a keyboard. But lurking between the keys, hidden on the mouse and nestled in your phone lies more than 10 million bacteria – 400 times more than on the average toilet seat. Unhygienic working conditions are a ‘key contributor’ to the 131 million working days lost each year in the UK and millions more around the world, to illnesses including colds and flu. Bacteria and viruses can multiply on hard surfaces, remaining infectious for up to 24 hours, hygiene expert and visiting professor at the University of Salford, Dr Lisa Ackerley told MailOnline. Read full article here
So It’s probably worth thinking about the hygiene of your work space and ways in which you can combat the yucky germs. Regular use of an antibacterial hand sanitiser and surface cleaner can significantly reduce your risk of going down with bacteria or virus borne sickness…