Yan Fortin of RealTechNews writes:
According to this study funded by Clorox, keyboards have 265 times more bacteria on them than a toilet seat. I’m pretty lucky that I’m not a hypochondriac because I’d probably be turning quite mad after reading this. Surprisingly, toilet seats had the lowest level of bacteria of the 12 surfaces tested in this study.
“We don’t think twice about eating at our desks, even though the average desk has 100 times more bacteria than a kitchen table and 400 times more bacteria than the average toilet,” Gerba said. “Without cleaning, a small area on your desk or phone can sustain millions of bacteria that could potentially cause illness.” [Source: MarketWire]
We Say: So, anyone feeling sick right now?
Alice Adds: I am! But if you want more germ tech, try these:
- Internet Cafe Mice More Germ-Laden Than Toilet Doorknobs
- Ice Machines Contain More Bacteria Than Toilet Bowl Water
- Ultimate Toilet Seat (Hilarious)
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