Germs in the Workplace: Break rooms have the most germs

May 24, 2012 4:58:39 AM PDT
If you think the bathroom at work is the place with the most germs, think again. Experts say you need to look someplace else: The break room.

That's the area that tends to have high traffic and a high amount of contamination.

Kimberly-Clark, the company that makes a number of hygiene products, did a study on germs in the workplace and took 5,000 samples from various types of businesses.

The top 5 germiest spots:

- 75 percent of the sink faucet handles were filled with germs

- 48 percent of microwave door handles

- 27 percent of keyboards

- and 26 percent of refrigerator doors.

The best thing you can do to protect yourself from getting sick is wash your hands a lot before heading back to your desk.


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