Is Your Computer Keyboard Making You Sick?

Now that we’re at the height of cold and flu season, you might want to take a closer look at what’s living on your keyboard. A series of studies called “Germs in the Workplace,” found that the following four office surfaces had the most bacteria (in this order):   

  •    Phones   
  •   Desks   
  •    Computer keyboard   
  •    Computer mouse  

 Obviously these are items you touch all day, every day. Germs and dirt from your hands and mouth get transferred easily on to these items, and vice-versa, making them breeding grounds for harmful bacteria.   

 To lessen your chances of picking up colds and flu, we recommend cleaning your mouse and keyboard daily with disinfecting wipes. It’s also smart to clean these items before a new person uses them.  

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