Stop Using Office Teabags [Read Why?]
In London, Scientists confirmed that your office teabags can carry 17 times more germs than a normal toilet seat. Read more about Green Tea.
Office Teabags Vs toilet seat:
According to the study by the Initial Washroom Hygiene scientists, the average bacterial reading of an office teabag was 3,785, in comparison to only 220 for a toilet seat.
The researchers also revealed high bacterial readings on other pieces of kitchen equipment that are integral parts of making tea – kettle handles (2,483), the rim of a used mug (1,746) and a fridge door handle (1,592).
This research study has conducted a poll of 1,000 workers, also found that 80% of people working in an office would not think to wash their hands before making drinks for colleagues.
Dr Peter Barratt of Initial Washroom Hygiene believes that offices should be more aware of the levels of hygiene in their communal kitchens.
Dr Barratt added, “If we stop to think about the number of hands (different people) that touch things in the kitchen such as the kettle handle, tea bag box lid, mugs, and other kitchen items, the potential for cross contamination really adds up.”
He suggested using anti-bacterial wipes in the kitchen. And clean your kitchen surfaces regularly and regularly cleaning the mug with anti-bacterial wipes can pay huge dividends in terms of maintaining a healthy workforce.
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