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6 Dirtiest Places in the Office

Kimberly-Clark has done a survey of germ hotspots on office surfaces, reporting on the places where the most contamination is found. The percentage of surfaces with high levels of contamination breaks down like this:

The Nitty Gritty

  • 75% of break room sink faucet handles
  • 48% of microwave door handles
  • 27% of keyboards
  • 26%of refrigerator door handles
  • 23% of water fountain buttons
  • 21% of vending machine buttons

Mice and desk phones too are culprits of high germ concentrations. But since knowledge is power, be more thoughtful about how you interact with your work environment from now on. Part of being a productive worker is being a healthy worker. Read the original study here:

About John Friscia

John Friscia is the Editor of Computer Aid's Accelerating IT Success. He began working for Computer Aid, Inc. in 2013 and continues to provide graphic design support for AITS. He graduated summa cum laude from Shippensburg University with a B.A. in English.

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