Study Says Germs Lurk In Office Break Rooms

Sept. 24, 2012

A new study says that office kitchens and break rooms are germ "hotspots," according to WCEN TV. Researchers collected nearly 5,000 swabs from office buildings with over 3,000 employees. Germ contamination was found in high levels on 21 percent of vending machine buttons, 75 percent of break-room faucet handles, 48 percent of microwave handles, 26 percent of refrigerator handles, and 23 percent of water fountain buttons. Kimberly-Clark conducted the study in consultation with Charles Gerba, a professor of microbiology at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Full article.