Office desks have more germs than toilets

A survey has revealed that the average desk surface has over 400 times more germs than a toilet seat.


The shock news comes, unsurprisingly, from a company that specialises in anti bacterial protection built into stationary.

The research from Microban revealed that telephone have 25,127 germs per square inch, the average computer mouse has 1,676 germs per square inch while a toilet seat has a mere 49 germs per square inch.


I am writing this story from my new desk. The cubicle is a bit cramped and it is annoying having to lift my desktop every now and again to accommodate needy colleagues, but hey it’s cleaner than that germ ridden desk.