Spotlight on… dirty desks

Freeman, Lucy
April 2007
Personnel Today;4/3/2007, p35
Trade Publication
The article focuses on workplace hygiene, especially on germs and dirt on work desks. According to a research by the University of Arizona, women's desks have more germs than men's, and the average office desktop has 400 times more bacteria than a toilet seat. Charles Gerba, professor, says that women's desks are dirtier as they often keep food in their desks and their make-up allows germs to travel around more easily. Men's wallets were found to be the worst germ offenders.


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