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Did you know that your desk can be germier than your office bathroom? Sounds crazy but it's true.

Think about it: the bathroom gets cleaned daily. What about your desk? For most of us, not so much. So today, take five minutes to clean your desk. Wipe down your mouse, your keyboard, your phone, your desktop, and anything else you touch regularly. This is especially important if you regularly eat at your desk. It only takes five minutes but could save you from any number of pesky germs that could be lurking at your workspace.

For other quick and easy health fixes, check out all my Minutes to a Healthier You.

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itsme3683 itsme3683 7 years
Yeah, in high school, my advanced bio class swabbed all over the place (bathrooms, desks, water fountains, etc), and the nastiest thing in the school was the common office phone. I mean, it was constantly being used by oily teenagers and sneeze-hands and all sorts of stuff, but you never really think to clean the phone. After we did that, they started keeping Clorox wipes right next to it!!
Spectra Spectra 7 years
Uh, JaeB, just to let you know...most of the germs on your desk are the same germs that you'd find in the bathroom. Lots of fecal coliforms, etc. I'm not terribly concerned with it; I just wash my hands often and I actually DO clean my desk daily with Dispatch cleaner b/c I work as a microbiologist in a lab dealing with germs all the time.
lilv lilv 7 years
i keep clorox wipes in a desk drawer and this reminds me to do this today!
JaeB JaeB 7 years
I've watched public bathrooms get cleaned, and sure, they use cleaning products, but often most of what "cleaning" happens is taking a towel and quickly wiping, rubbing the germs around in a spot and then using the same towel on other surfaces, like from the toilet seat to the flusher, etc. So I dunno. Besides, I'd rather be exposed to desk germs that those other ones. :) Just the idea.
JaeB JaeB 7 years
I've watched public bathrooms get cleaned, and sure, they use cleaning products, but often most of what "cleaning" happens is taking a towel and quickly wiping, rubbing the germs around in a spot and then using the same towel on other surfaces, like from the toilet seat to the flusher, etc. So I dunno.Besides, I'd rather be exposed to desk germs that those other ones. :) Just the idea.
hithatsmybike hithatsmybike 7 years
the bathroom gets cleaned.. daily?You people have time for that?
hithatsmybike hithatsmybike 7 years
the bathroom gets cleaned.. daily? You people have time for that?
rainonme224 rainonme224 7 years
I just cleaned mine yesterday!
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