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Dangers of Al Desko Eating

By Paperstone on August 30, 2011 in Catering, Janitorial, Office Furniture

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A new survey suggests eating at our desks is still a dominant practice amongst office workers – even while an infamous University of Arizona study reported that our desks carry 400 times more dangerous bacteria than the average public toilet seat.

Of the American office worker informants questioned in the 2011 Desktop Dining Survey, 83 percent admitted to al desko dining. Lunch (62%) was the most popular desktop repas, followed by snacks (50%) and breakfast (27%). Only four percent wept into their keyboards as they ate dinner.

At the same time, many office workers admitted to being filthy: Only half said they washed their hands before eating. Plus, as many as 64% had work areas which were only cleaned once a month or less.

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