1. There are 21,000 germs per square inch on your mouse, keyboard, and chair.
2. A typical desk has 10 million bacteria [source: Barrientos] which is 400 times more germs than the average toilet set. [source: Market Wire].
3. If you make a telephone call, about 25,127 microbes per square inch are listening (in addition to the person in the next cubicle), making the phone the germiest item on your desk [source: Matthews].
4. You're probably not thinking about these statistics as you take your afternoon snack; about 20 percent of workers never clean their desk before eating, while 75 percent of workers wipe down "only occasionally" [source: Clorox].
5. The average computer keyboard harbors up to 6,500 different types of bacteria.
6. Throughout the day, an office worker’s hands come in to contact with 10,000,000 bacteria.
7. The average office desk is 400 times dirtier than a toilet seat.
8. Viruses such as Flu can live on surfaces for up to 24 hours after they have been transferred.
9. 80% of all common viruses are transmitted by touch.
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