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The 5 Most Germ-Infested Places in Your Office

You go to work every day. You know the ins and outs of the office and you feel comfortable in your work space. What you may not have known is that some of the places in your office, some of the objects that you touch each day, have the potential to make you sick!

Here are the top 5 most germy places in your office:

1. The Front Door

You have to get into the building to start your day, but so does everyone else. Protect yourself by using a sanitary wipe to open the door, or instant hand sanitizer after opening it. This can go a long way in keeping you healthy instead of ill.

2. The Elevator Button

Going up? So is everyone else. Everyone has to touch the elevator buttons. My advice? Just like ope+ning the front door, you may want to consider carrying sanitary wipes or hand sanitizer with you.

3. The Coffee Pot

That first cup of Joe right in the morning is amazing. But, of course you could be reaching for a pot of James, Lisa, Bob, and that new guy that nobody really knows. That’s because for as many yawns and bleary eyes you see during the day, there is a germy spot on the coffee pot handle.

4. The Sink

The place you go to wash your hands is oftentimes the dirtiest place in the office. Why? Consider that over 23% of people do not wash their hands after using the restroom. If that same person decides to use the sink to rinse out their coffee mug, all those germs are on the sink and everything else. The sink is in constant use, and with water pools providing moisture, it’s a perfect breeding ground for germs that can make you very ill. Use sanitizer as much as possible.

5. The Copy Machine

All appliances in an office that are used frequently should be approached with caution. However, the copy machine is one of the most germ-infested appliances in the office. Every sneeze is initiated by a person that hit the start button on that copier today. Don’t end up with a carbon copy cold; make sure to use sanitizer and wipe down the buttons lightly with sanitizing wipes if you can.
Avoiding these areas is a good idea,but obviously you cannot avoid all of these places. It is important to keep yourself healthy, so that means sanitizing your work space every now and then.
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