Germs in the Office - Where the Microbes Hide
There's an article released by healthpop.com that shows us the top five places where germs lurk in an office.
Funny enough, most people would think it's the bathroom that's the top location; however, the place to find the most germs is the break room! Top culprits are the things your hands touch:
- water fountain handles,
- microwave handles,
- refrigerator handles.
Seems like germs love to be in places that we cannot miss. Air, food and water are associated with four out of the five top places. Consider that germs, like all living beings, choose to live in ideal living areas where they can proliferate.
While the tone of this story is one that may lead us all to want to run and disinfect every inch of surfaces that we have to interact with on a daily basis, remember two things:
1) At every point in the day, we come in contact with germs, bacteria and viruses. We do need to encounter them in order for our natural immune system to kick in and come to our rescue, and
2) If you even knew how many colonies of bacteria lived INSIDE your body, it would probably put the numbers we come in contact with on the outside to shame.
I'm hoping that this article does not stir fear, but rather serve as an eye-opener to some key, high traffic areas, and that maybe at those locations we should be especially careful about how we sanitize our hands throughout the day.