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Keyboards are dirtier than toilets

A toddler sitting on a potty with a laptopOK, so this isn’t news but it’s worth remembering occasionally.

There’s evidence to suggest that there are more germs on the average keyboard than on the average toilet seat. Not just because of all those crumbs that drop off your sandwich and fall between the keys, or even the odd splash of drink if you happen to have a minor spillage on your desk.

No, it’s worse than that. One microbiologist has been quoted as saying that often a keyboard is “a reflection of what is in your nose and in your gut”.

You can read the full story on the BBC website. Scary stuff, eh?



Meanwhile, if you’re interested in the subject of food hygiene, there’s loads of info available here on Not Delia. Please see my free Food Hygiene course.

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