You’ve Got Company

Sitting down at your desk to enjoy a quick snack? Little did you know you’ll have millions of friends with you. I’m not talking about others in your office, I’m talking about germs.

Research on germs in the workplace finds some surfaces have more bacteria and viruses than the average toilet seat. That snack doesn’t taste as good now does it?

Bacteria and viruses thrive at a desk—mainly because most desks and office equipment are cleaned infrequently, and we eat at them often. Exposure to germs can lead to colds, the flu, or even salmonella.

Leading hangouts are the sink faucet handles, microwave door handles, keyboards, refrigerator door handles, water fountain buttons, phones, and desktops.

Thankfully, you can bombard germs by washing these surfaces daily with a disinfecting wipe. Plus wash your hands often and consider a sanitizing hand gel. Nobody likes unwanted company during their meal.

Stronger Families. Stronger Communities. I’m Dr. Walt Larimore for Shine dot FM.

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