According to a recent study, the British newspaper “Daily Mail” reported that the computer mouse or “mouse” is the most tool in the offices, topped with bacteria and other infectious elements.
The study was based on data from a team from Chicobi, a cleaning and sterilization company, which monitored mold, bacteria and fungi particles throughout the offices.
The researchers studied what is known as the “settlement formation unit”; It is a unit used in microbiology to measure the viable number of fungi and bacteria in a given location.
The results revealed that the computer mouse is 11 times dirtier than the toilet seat, which shows the seriousness of this performance, which we touch without fear most of the time.
The company did not reveal the type of offices that were included in the study, while noting that the kitchen also has points of high risk, foremost of which are the refrigerator and the kettle for boiling water.
In some offices, more than one employee is working on the same computer, and colleagues often take turns performing their tasks in front of the computers, without subjecting the machines to a sufficient degree of cleaning and sterilization.
And the danger increases when we know that the employee who touches the mouse, all the time, also scratches areas on his face, including the eyes, nose and even the mouth.