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We all like to turn a blind eye to the dirty mugs and plates that people leave on the surfaces, the cafetiere mush in the sink, the spilt milk on the counter - but it's time time to wake up. It's disgusting.
Surprisingly the most revolting thing about communal kitchens is that tub stuffed full of shared teabags.
According to a study carried out by the Initial Washroom Hygiene, the average bacterial reading of an office teabag is 3,785 - compared to only 220 for a toilet seat. Other equally-grim and unexpected items include kettle handles (2,483), rims of used mugs (1,746) and fridge door handles (1,592).
Bacteria is everywhere.
If you didn't think about washing your hands after touching the office fridge, now is the time! In fact, in a poll of 1,000 workers, 80% said they wouldn’t think of washing their hands before making a brew for colleagues.
Now pass us the hand sanitizer!