Study Finds Offices are Bacterial Hotspots

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A study carried out by Kimberly-Clark Professional found high levels of contamination on common office surfaces. Hygienists from Kimberly-Clark Professional The Healthy Workplace Project collected nearly 5,000 individual swabs from office buildings housing more than 3,000 employees. According to the study, which was carried out in consultation with Dr. Charles Gerba, Professor of Microbiology at the University of Arizona, the percentage of the office surfaces tested and found to have high levels of contamination (an ATP count of 300 or higher), includes:
75% of break room sink faucet handles
48% of microwave door handles
27% of keyboards
26% of refrigerator door handles
23% of water fountain buttons
21% of vending machine buttons

 

Source: http://www.healthnewsblog.com/blog/61920121

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