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Study Identifies The Germiest School Surfaces

By SM Editorial Staff

A new study conducted by Dr. Charles Gerba and the University of Arizona in a K-12 school system found that the germiest place at school is the cafeteria table.

Researchers from the University of Arizona swabbed classrooms and common area surfaces at six schools in a K-12 school system to determine the relative numbers of total heterotrophic bacteria and coliform bacteria on frequently touched hard, non-porous surfaces.

In addition to the cafeteria table, the most contaminated sites include: computer mice, restroom paper towel handles, water fountains, restroom sink faucets, library tables and computer keyboards.

posted on: 12/10/2010


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