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Yes, the office kitchen/break room now tops the list of germ-laden workplace "hot spots," according to Kimberly-Clark Professional's latest swabbing of workplace counter tops and appliances.
The presumably clean people from Kimberly Clark's Healthy Workplace Project analyzed 5,000 individual swabs taken from a wide cross-section of industries. Now for the stomach-churning results: The break room sink (in particular, the sink faucet handle) is, by far, THE germiest place in the whole office, followed by the microwave door handle (or the big, press-able door release button, if that's the way your office microwave rolls).
Rounding out the rest of the list (in descending, germiest order) are keyboards, refrigerator door handles, water fountain buttons, and vending machine buttons. Gosh, almost everything on the list has something to do with eating and drinking. Yum!
It might be time to invest in a 10-pack of disinfectant spray from the bulk store and put the interns back to work. Besides, you went to Vassar, and that automatically makes you clean in mind, body and spirit. Well, at least in mind and spirit.