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Dirty Work: How Nasty is your Keyboard?

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Dust, dirt, grime, and bacteria abound…you might associate this description with a public bathroom or the home of a hoarder, however, it actually details some of the most nasty guests to take up residence on your computer keyboard!

Behold, the shocking infographic from the Quill.com and Gherigich&Co., which describes the horrifying reality of your most-utilized work tool. And since your dirty fingers constantly touch your keyboard all day long, over 3,000 organisms can quickly occupy it’s nooks and crannies. Check out the scary statistics behind keyboard filth (you may want to take a shower afterwards) as well as some tips on how to keep your desk healthy and pristine…

 

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Dirty Work: How Nasty is Your Keyboard?

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