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Workers Who Lunch At Their Desks Encounter More Germs Than Found On Toilet Seats

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Folks who can’t tear themselves away from their desk for lunch are exposed to more bacteria than found on a toilet seat. A new study known as the Tork Report concluded that 400 times more dangerous bacteria was present on the average desk than a typical toilet set.

A total of 47 percent of working adults reportedly eat lunch at their desks. All the boss many think productivity increases when staffers eat at their desks – sick days could ultimately derail the work flow. According to the survey of American workers, 55 percent of women eat lunch at their desks, the Cleveland Plain Dealer notes.

Fewer men eat lunch at their desks an expose themselves to more bacteria than found on toilet seats. According to the study, a total of 40 percent of men chow down on a quick bite without leaving their work station. Staffers 35 and older are more likely to combine lunch and work than younger workers.

The lunch habits study maintains that 37 percent of employees ages 18 to 34 eat lunch at their desks. A total of 55 percent of older workers do not stop working during their lunch “break.” The lunchtime study also revealed that just 27 percent of responding American workers eat in a break room or cafeterias.

Just 6 percent of the multi-taskers surveyed eat while on a bus, in a car, or while walking. The American Diabetic Association believes that workers who eat at their desks subject themselves to far more health risks than just more bacteria than found on toilet seats. The association noted that mindless eating while being distracted by work, checking email, or playing on a social network promotes over-eating.

Do you eat lunch at your desk and subject yourself to more germs than found on the average toilet seat?

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