Fact or Fiction: Office Germs

The Truth Behind Office Germs

When it comes to germs, there are a lot of myths out there. From the 5-second rule to hot water killing the most germs, it’s hard to know what is fact or fiction. We’re here to clear the air.

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The 5 Second Rule: FICTION

Contrary to popular belief, germs can actually reach an object in less than 5 seconds. In fact, according to a 2016 Rutgers University study, the transfer of bacteria from a contaminated surface can happen almost instantaneously.

There are more germs on your phone and keyboard than a toilet seat: FACT 

Your keyboard alone has more germs than a toilet seat. Imagine the number of germs on your phone which touches your face!

Disinfecting is the same as sanitizing: FICTION

Sanitizing kills bacteria germs on surfaces using chemicals but is not intended to kill viruses. While disinfecting kills viruses and bacteria germs on surfaces using chemicals.

An office worker’s hands touch 10 million bacteria germs per day: FACT

By implementing an office cleaning plan you can reduce the spread of germs and the risk of getting sick. Learn more about how Elite Touch can help keep your workplace safe.

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Having a routine cleaning schedule is important to get rid of germs and reduce the risk of illness. Germs can spread easily through contact with contaminated surfaces and through the air when someone coughs or sneezes. Through regularly cleaning surfaces and objects, such as desks, keyboards, toilets, chairs, and doorknobs, you can help to reduce the number of germs in your space and keep your workplace safe for your employees and visitors.