average work desk is 400 times more contaminated with bacteria than a toilet
seat, according to researchers at the University of Arizona.
and more employees eating at their desks combined with a lack of cleaning,
means a desk surface has 20,961 bugs per square inch – while toilet seats have
a mere average of 49.
least hygienic part of your work area is the telephone, where 25,127 microbes
reside per square inch. Researchers said this is due to handsets being shared
Dr Charles Gerba, who conducted the study, said that staff should think twice
about eating at their desks.