Keyboards are 'germ hotspots'
Offices across the UK could do with being cleaned, new research indicates.
A study conducted for Computer Cleaning Week 2008 by Durable UK has estimated that half of office staff do not wash their hands the recommended number of times per day.
Health experts have stated that the ideal number of times hands should be washed is ten, according to Good to Know.
Further figures reveal that despite office staff believing that their hands are one of the most unclean areas of the body just eight per cent of employees wash them when beginning the working day.
Celebrity doctor, Hilary Jones has encouraged office staff to make sure they develop good hygiene habits.
"It's so important that we're aware of the bacteria and germs that our hands come into contact with every day," he said.
"It's vital that we wash our hands as often as possible and remember that dirty equipment, such as keyboards and telephones are germ hotspots that must also be regularly cleaned."
The Daily Record states that hands can be effectively washed in just 15 seconds using soap and water.
London cleaning agencies can be called on to help keep offices sparkling.