Your Computer Keyboard Is 20,000 Times Dirtier Than A Toilet Seat

You're probably tapping away at it right now​

You might not be surprised to hear that the technology we use every day is less than sanitary, but it's much worse than you think. According to a new study by CBT nuggets that exposes the germs in our technology, your laptop keyboard is 20,000 times dirtier than a toilet seat.

The study swabbed office items and recorded how much bacteria was lurking in there, bacteria was measured in colony-forming units (CFU). The dirtiest of all was your office ID pass (4,620,000 CFU per square inch) which had 243 times more bacteria than a dog's chew toy. Seriously. Computer keyboards were next (3,543,000 CFU) then your mobile phone (1,600,082 CFU) and computer mouse (1,370,068 CFU).

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To compare, the average toilet seat only has 172 CFU per square inch – and money, only has on average a mere five CFU per square inch.

Read the full findings whilst frantically covering your desk and hands in anti-bacterial gel: