Monday, May 5, 2008

Keyboard More Dirty Than Toilet

Some computer keyboard contain more bacteria compare with a toilet seat and becoming a health hazard.

In a test that involve 33 keyboard sample that was worn everyday, four including being stated had the potential that endanger the health with so many bacterium.

However that really horrifying, one keyboard indicate contain five times bacteria more than a sample of a toilet seat. The bacteria in this keyboard 150 times more than the normal limit that was recommended.

The bacteria that was contained like E. coli and Staphylococcus Aureus. The bacterium could be the source of food poisoning by causing stomach-ache and skin infection.

One of the causes of dirty keyboards was users eating lunch at their desk, with crumbs encouraging the growth of bacteria.

Poor personal hygiene, such as not washing hands after going to the toilet, could also be to blame, it said.

What can you do to prevent your computer from becoming a health hazard?

  • Before you start cleaning, shut down the computer and unplug it.
  • Gently wipe surfaces with a soft, lint-free cloth. Lightly dampen (not wet) the cloth with a small amount of water or an approved computer cleaning fluid.
  • Unplug your keyboard, turn it upside down and shake out any loose dust and food crumbs inside. Disinfect the surface with alcohol wipes.
  • Use a vacuum cleaner with a rubber or brush nozzle on exterior surfaces and vents.
  • Headphones can be used by multiple people and can spread germs or even head lice. Wipe them with a damp cloth.

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