The Most Germ-Infested Item in the Office Might Be the Coffee Pot

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The Most Germ-Infested Item in the Office Might Be the Coffee Pot

If you’re in a shared office environment, you probably wash you hands after using the restroom. That’s good hygiene, but you might consider washing your hands after touching the coffee pot. A recent study determined that it’s a “hot zone” in your office.

The University of Arizona in Tucson studied how germs spread in an office environment. Within two hours, germs from the front door spread to the coffee pot and helped contaminate the office from there. Since most office break rooms have a sink near the coffee pot, consider washing your hands after pouring yourself a cup of joe.

Check out the link and video for the rest of the places in the office germs spread quickly.

How to Control The Spread of Viruses in Facilities From the Office to Your Hotel Room| American Society For Microbiology via Slate

Photo by Orin Zebest.

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