Why A Toilet Is a Better Desk Than Your Desk
from the just-to-be-safe-don't-eat-off-your-phone dept
There have been numerous studies about the surprising places that germs are found. Once again experts are warning that objects like doorknobs pale in comparison to mobile phones and keyboards when it comes to germ load, while a typical desk, they claim, is more germ infested than a toilet seat. The conclusion is that people who consider themselves careful about germs, by flipping up a public toilet seat with their foot for example, have their fears misplaced. But what all of these studies leave out is whether people who fail to abide by proper germ prevention techniques actually get sick more often. Do teenagers who chat on cell phones and then pass it off to a friend actually have a higher rate of the flu? Do people who go to cybercafes actually come down with colds more frequently? Perhaps, there's more to it than the simple equation of more germs equals more sickness. Still, just in case, you might want to pick up a sterilizing phone charger.