Barrington Desks are worse than toilets…

At the hight of cold and flu season, many Americans may want to avoid caughing and sneezing co-workers by hide at their desks. But health experts say that could be the very place that makes them sick.
The typical worker’s desk has hundreds of times more bacteria per square inch than an office toilet seat. If that’s not disturbing enough, desks, phones and other private surfaces are also prime habitats for the viruses that cause colds and flu.

Office toilet seats had 49 germs per square inch, he found. But desktops had almost 21,000 germs per square inch. Phones were worse — more than 25,000 germs per square inch.
Desks, phones, computer keyboards and mice are key germ transfer points because people touch them so often.

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