A microbiologist talks about hygiene at home and at work
During a TEDx talk, Dr. Charles P. Gerba shared some surprising facts about germs (and poo). For example, did you know that the cleanest object in most homes and offices is the top of the toilet seat?
Or that the ‘germiest‘ things in an office are the phones, desks, keyboards and mice? (Did you just look at your keyboard?….I did)
Perhaps bosses should listen to Gerba’s advice about schools – he said that disinfecting desks reduced absenteeism by about 50%. How much sick leave could be avoided if bosses made sure their offices were clean and people ate lunch away from their desk?