A new study suggests giving it a good cleaning first. While coexisting with microbes is a necessary fact of life, here are the top six germ hotspots in your office, according to a new study announced Wednesday.
When the device reads 100 or more, the surface could use a good scrubbing, according to the release. Higher readings, such as 300 or more, and you've got some serious contamination on your hands with increased risks for transmitting illnesses, the researchers say. Faucet
"People are aware of the risk of germs in the restroom, but areas like break rooms have not received the same degree of attention," Charles Gerba, a University of Arizona professor known as "Dr. Germ" because of his controversial, high-profile studies on germs and household surfaces, says in a release.