Did you know that your desk is more contaminated than the average toilet seat? In fact, office toilet seats have about 49 germs per square inch compared to desktops at 21,000. But how can that be when desktops get frequently cleaned?
For starters, germs are essentially getting a free ride every time you diligently wipe down your desk, says Dr. Charles Gerba, a microbiologist from the University of Arizona. "Cleaning alone may increase the risk by spreading pathogens," adds Gerba. Instead, you need to kill germs on the spot using a disinfectant for surfaces or sanitizer on your hands - if there's no visible soiling.
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