Here Are The Most Contaminated Parts Of Your Office


Photo: Wikipedia

A new British study from Kimberly Clark Professional went to different businesses around the country, including accounting firms and health centres, and collected 5,000 swabs of places office workers would touch the most, as reported by Digital Journal.Hygienists then took swabs of over 3,000 employees as part of their Healthy Workplace Project.

Which surfaces were the most contaminated?

If you’ve gone to the bathroom at work today, you touched the most contaminated office surface based on the percentage of surfaces which had high ATP levels with the highest potential for bacterial growth.

The study showed that 75 per cent of sink tap handles were infected with high ATP levels, which makes sense because you have to turn the tap on before you wash your hands in the company communal bathroom or kitchen.

The silver medal of contamination went to the microwave door handle with 48 per cent of the studies surfaces registering high ATP levels. Individual keyboards came in at 27 per cent, further down the list.

Purell anyone? 

NOW WATCH: Briefing videos

Business Insider Emails & Alerts

Site highlights each day to your inbox.

Follow Business Insider Australia on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.