Offices are germier than we realized

By Staff | October 8, 2014 | Last updated on October 8, 2014
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Offices are replete with grubby photocopier buttons and manky doorways known for harbouring germs.

And it’s easier than we realize for germs to infect an entire workplace once they’re in a single high-traffic area, shows a study reported by New York magazine.

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Scientists tracked how viruses present on a doorknob or table spread throughout an entire building, reports New York. They found that within two to four hours, 40% to 60% of people and commonly handled items had picked up the bugs.

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