You may want to think twice about making that next cup of tea or coffee.
Up to 90 per cent of mugs in office kitchens are coated in germs, research has shown, and 20 per cent of those cups actually carry faecal matter.
According to University of Arizona professor of environmental microbiology Dr Charles Gerba, who carried out the 1997 study, rarely changed communal kitchen sponges are the key culprit in spreading bacteria.
"Coliform bacteria were present on 20 per cent of the coffee cups before and 100 per cent of the coffee cups after wiping with a dish cloth or sponge," Dr Gerba writes. "No E. coli was found on cups prior to wiping. However, 20 per cent of coffee cups were positive for E. coli after wiping.
and I never use those break room sponges. Just scalding hot water from the coffee maker's spigot. and dawn dish detergent. Then I wipe it out with a paper towel and pitch that.
I do that in our bathrooms. When I see someone drop a deuce and not wash their hands, yeah, i'm using paper towels to open doors.
All the time you spend trying to get back what's been took...more's goin out the door. Eventually you have to try and get a tourniquet on it.
One of my favorite movie lines of all time.
Goodness...no stall doors our are you peaking?
no peeking, but you can see feet. And hear a flush, and then they come out and walk right past the sink and exit the bathroom.
So when you don't see someone drop a chocolate curd you don't use a paper towel???
I rarely wash my coffee cup. I usually only do after vacations or say Irma when I come back and find fungus growing on what was left. Otherwise I give it a quick rinse in the mornings...sometimes.
By the way fecal matter is everywhere. Whatever you are touching right now has fecal matter. If you are eating a sandwich right now I am sorry, but yeah, you just are a particle of plop nob.
i always use a paper towel to open doors to the bathroom, other rooms have a key so i can hold the key up, and push the door open with my shoe. or Shoulder. There are some dirty people around here.
And a coffee maker was never "cleaned" out, claimed it ruined the flavor? Some of those pots were probably 20 plus years old.