Office desk makes list for one of germiest places

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

(KTVI) – Where are the germiest places? Look no further than your desk at work. An office desk harbors hundreds of times more bacteria per square inch than do the toilet seats in those same buildings.

Another hot spot – the break room’s refrigerator door. A new study shows 44 percent of office refrigerators are cleaned on a monthly basis while 22 percent are cleaned just once a year.

When you’re using the restroom at work and any public place, avoid hand dryers. Rubbing your hands under a traditional dryer can boost the number of bacteria on your skin by up to 45 percent.

FOX 2 Newsletters

Sign up for a newsletter from FOX 2 to get updates about news and weather. We offer daily headlines, breaking news, severe weather, and forecast emails.


Latest News

More News