Unhygienic men blamed for sickness in workplace
Mon, 04 Jun 2012 2:47p.m.
With every office full of coughs and colds as we move into winter, an American study is blaming poor workplace hygiene on male staff.
The research found there are more than 500 types of bacteria lurking in the average office, with men's desks being revealed as the dirtiest.
After taking hundreds of samples, results show men wash their hands and brush their teeth less than their female counterparts.
Most bugs come from the skin, noses and ears, with chairs and phones having the highest bacteria concentration.
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6/06/2012 4:51:00 p.m.
America doesnt have sick leave provisions, so sick people stuggle through, in spread it around. Being sick at work has been proven to be unproductive.
4/06/2012 5:58:43 p.m.
Actually my understanding is the research made no such link to office sickness. If that is true this article is deliberatley misleading. The vast majority of bacteria are not harmful to huamsn - most are in fact beneficial. Also the majority of bacteria comes from the skin cells. Men, being larger, have more skin area and therefore contribute more dead skin cells - again nothing to do with hygiene
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