A new study by University of Arizona microbiologist Chuck Gerba finds that
the average desk is covered with 400 times more bacteria than the average toilet.
The study, funded by Clorox, shows office toilets actually have the lowest
germ levels of all of the workplace surfaces tested.
Still, the desk is not the most disgusting part of your workspace. That honor,
according to Gerba, belongs to the telephone - closely followed by the desk
top, water fountain handles, microwave door handles, and the computer keyboard.
Gerba says that without regular cleaning, these areas can "... sustain
millions of bacteria that could potentially cause illness."
San Francisco Chronicle