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5.15.08

Lifewatch: Office Keyboards

WILMINGTON -- The office bathroom may be a cleaner workspace than your desk.

A new study shows some office computer keyboards are dirtier than a public toilet seat.

A consumer group in London had 33 of their keyboards inspected.

Four of them turned out to be potential health hazards.

In fact, one was so bad, they quarantined it.

It had five times the amount of bacteria found on a toilet seat tested at the same time.

According to a University College London Hospital microbiologist, sharing a keyboard helps spread germs.

He said your office keyboard is probably a good represntation of whatever's going on in your nose and stomach.

A computer expert suggests shaking crumbs out of your keyboard and wiping it down with a damp cloth regularly.

 

Reported by Kristy Ondo

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