Most people are not aware that the offices toilet seats are very possibly cleaner than their desktops. According to reports from USA Today, a study financed by Clorox revealed that the average office desk has 400 times more bacteria than the average toilet seat.

Studies have shown that most people do not practice regular hygiene and since janitorial crews will never disrupt office desks, they are rarely cleaned. As a result of the findings, researchers recommend increased use of hand sanitizers and disinfectant wipes on these surfaces.

Other findings in the study included:
• Women are likely to have 3-4 times as many germs in their work space.
• Wallets have more germs than purses, in part because they are stored in a warm, dark pocket that functions as a petri dish.

Click here to read this full article. Additional information on this study can be found in this Associated Press article.

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