Think about all the places that you can encounter germs in your every day life.
There are door handles and countertops, stores and home.
And then, of course, there’s the can’t-live-without-it accessory that most of us touch hundreds, if not thousands, of time each day: the keyboard.
And boy is your keyboard dirty: There are thousands of organisms living on it—in every square inch. Some studies have found that the keyboard is dirtier by far than such unmentionables as the toilet seat.
That dirt level tends to extend to the desktop too, and includes deadly bacteria that’s resistant to antibiotics. And to up the ick factor—most people don’t clean their keyboards with any sort of regularity.
Scary stuff, yes? Fortunately, cleaning your keyboard isn’t as difficult as it might sound—it’s just a matter of establishing a routine and covering the basics. For starters, only unplugged or battery-less keyboards should be cleaned.
Dusting can help, as can individually cleaning keys and cleaning underneath those areas to get in spots that often aren’t visible to the human eye.
Disinfecting a keyboard regularly can also help to keep deadly germs at bay.
There are also some quick tips and hints, as well as good reminders about not transferring germs from hands to keyboard; all of them are in this fun, not-scary, but ever-so-important infographic.
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