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Thursday, January 19, 2006

Licking your toilet seat is healthier then typing on your keyboard

According to this study funded by Clorox, keyboards have 265 times more bacteria on them then a toilet seat. I'm pretty lucky that I'm not a hypochondriac because I'd probably be turning quite mad after reading this. Surprisingly, toilet seats had the lowest level of bacteria of the 12 surfaces tested in this study.

“We don’t think twice about eating at our desks, even though the average desk has 100 times more bacteria than a kitchen table and 400 times more bacteria than the average toilet,” Gerba said. “Without cleaning, a small area on your desk or phone can sustain millions of bacteria that could potentially cause illness.”

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