Eating sandwiches at your desks poses risks to your health. That’s because our desks are dirty and a majority of us do not wash our hands before eating. According to research commissioned by Carex, four in ten of us say we eat at our desks at lunchtime but only seven percent clean up after. Two-thirds admit to not washing their hands before eating.
Meanwhile, the risks of salmonella and other food poisonings increase in the heat of summer, requiring extra vigilance and cleanliness of us. Washing your hands before eating is the best way to prevent germs from spreading.
Vikki Brunning of Carex said, “A chicken sandwich could contain tens of thousands of harmful bacteria if left out on a desk. These days everyone is so busy that a quick bite while we work is the most any of us have time for.
“However, it’s important to make sure we clean up after ourselves as bacteria thrive and multiply in moist conditions so food or drink spills must be cleaned up straight away.”
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