Technology defines everything we do today, but our dependence poses problems, negatively impacting the general health and well-being of an office.
The average desk contains 400 times more germs than a public toilet seat and can carry up to 7,500 bacteria at any given time. The average keyboard harbors 3,295 germs per square inch, the computer mouse, 1,676, and the phone a staggering 25,127.
Keyboards become littered with all sorts of waste matter and dust and food particles, which end up trapped behind the keys; the same is true of the mouse.
Viruses (i.e., flu) can linger on unclean surfaces such as work desks or electronic equipment for 24 hours.