According to a new study, there might be even more to worry about when it comes to your morning coffee at your desk. According to research by TotalJobs, one in five office mugs contains fecal matter because 25 percent of people don’t wash their hands after going to the bathroom while at work. The recruitment company enlisted the help of the Hygiene Doctor Dr. Lisa Ackerley to get her advice on how to avoid those horrible germs. She said: “Whatever you do, don’t leave mugs or water bottles out overnight. Water is not sterile, and bacteria will build up overnight. Ideally, bring your own mug and bottle to work and don’t share them with your colleagues.” And your mug isn’t the only disgusting thing in the office. According to the study, the average office desk has up to 400 times more bacteria than a toilet seat. People who eat at their desks are most at risk of picking up horrible bacteria, followed by people who chew their pens and those who bite their nails.
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