The Filthiest Spot in Your Office Is Where? Prepare to Be Shocked


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Can you name the dirtiest location in your workplace? Logic would dictate the hot spot for germs would be a high-traffic common area. Let's take a guess. It's the toilet seat, right?

Think again.

Your phone and desk are the most bacteria-ridden places in the office. According to a study funded by the Clorox Company, the phone and desktop have 400 times more germs than the toilet seat. The research, conducted by University of Arizona's Charles Gerba, Ph.D., found that the toilet seat ranked the cleanest of the 12 surfaces tested. The study also shows your personal work space gets germier over the course of the morning, culminating in a germ explosion following lunchtime.